General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salary

A sizeable majority of General Manufacturing Foremen in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $19.48 per hour. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $32K and hits $89K on the high end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, approximately one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Most General Manufacturing Foremen report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,034 - $94,552

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$13.10 - $29.68

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,034 - $94,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,955  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,286 - $89,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $29.68  
   
Overtime
$16.23 - $42.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,955  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,286 - $89,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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Job Description for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production

General foremen in manufacturing production oversee production lines to ensure that they are functioning properly, which includes overseeing employees and ensuring that production quotas are met.

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General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Tasks

  • Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in safety program development.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of production staff.
  • Coordinate maintenance and repair of machines to avoid downtime and delays, ensure production process and machinery are in compliance with customer specifications and professional and safety standards.
  • Oversee day-to-day production schedules, operational and plant activities.
  • Review engineering recommended process changes to ensure process is appropriate with operating goals.

Common Career Paths for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production


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For General Manufacturing Foremen, progressing to a Plant Manager of Manufacturing role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Plant Manager of Manufacturing can earn $81K annually. General Manufacturing Foremen moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Manufacturing Production Managers or Operations Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $9K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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General Manufacturing Foremen report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, People Management, and Manufacturing Fabrication are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent, 11 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for General Manufacturing Foremen — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $43K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $47K. General Manufacturing Foremen who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $61K.

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Experience Affects General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 38%

People Management
up arrow 11%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 7%

National Average
$53,000

Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 21%
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