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General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, General Manufacturing Foremen earn an average of $18.86 per hour. Overall cash earnings of General Manufacturing Foremen stretch from $31K near the bottom to $84K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,440 - $86,574
(Median)
$35K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $59,711
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$12.22 - $28.75
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,440 - $86,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,045  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,978  
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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$30,643 - $83,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $28.75  
   
Overtime
$15.88 - $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 - $10,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,978  
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).
)
$30,643 - $83,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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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 who go on to become Plant Managers of Manufacturing may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Plant Managers of Manufacturing is $80K annually. Becoming a Manufacturing Production Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that General Manufacturing Foremen move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $62K. Another frequent advance is for General Manufacturing Foremen to assume a Manufacturing Production Supervisor role; in this role, workers often earn $50K.

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General Manufacturing Foremen who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. People Management and Welding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production

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


For many General Manufacturing Foremen, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $41K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $47K on average. On average, General Manufacturing Foremen make $53K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned General Manufacturing Foremen with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $61K.

General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Advice

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Experience Affects General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

People Management
up arrow 13%

National Average
$52,000

Welding
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%