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General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salary

General Manufacturing Foremen in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $19.50 per hour. Total cash compensation to General Manufacturing Foremen varies from $32K to $87K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most General Manufacturing Foremen. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,000 - $93,258
(Median)
$38K
$60K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,398
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$12.66 - $29.72
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,000 - $93,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,294  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,887  
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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$31,514 - $87,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.66 - $29.72  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $43.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,294  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,887  
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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$31,514 - $87,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189

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Job Description for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production

  • 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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General Manufacturing Foremen may progress into high-paying roles like Plant Manager of Manufacturing, where median compensation is $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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Survey takers who work as General Manufacturing Foremen report a focused set of job skills. People Management and Welding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $43K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $49K. General Manufacturing Foremen with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $61K.

General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Advice

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General Foreman, Manufacturing Production in Lima:
"This Job Could Be Improved With A Better Superintendent."
I would advise anyone considering employment in this field to research just who will be their direct superior.

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Experience Affects General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

People Management
up arrow 11%

National Average
$53,000

Welding
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%