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General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salary

General Manufacturing Foremen in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $19.51 per hour. Overall cash earnings for General Manufacturing Foremen vary widely between $32K and $88K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most General Manufacturing Foremen like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,096 - $94,487
(Median)
$37K
$61K
$94K
MEDIAN: $60,652
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$12.93 - $29.72
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$13
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,096 - $94,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$31,822 - $87,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.93 - $29.72  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $43.01  
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 - $10,304  
   
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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$31,822 - $87,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189

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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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As General Manufacturing Foremen transition into upper-level roles such as Plant Manager of Manufacturing, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Plant Managers of Manufacturing earn $81K on average per year. A common career progression for a General Manufacturing Foreman is to become a Manufacturing Production Manager or an Operations Manager. Compared to General Manufacturing Foremen, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

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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.


General Manufacturing Foremen with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $44K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $48K on average. General Manufacturing Foremen claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. General Manufacturing Foremen who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $61K on average.

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Experience Affects General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

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

People Management
up arrow 10%

National Average
$53,000

Welding
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 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
32%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 19%
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