Men make up the majority of General Manufacturing Foremen in the United States, bringing in about $19.75 per hour. Total cash compensation to General Manufacturing Foremen approaches anywhere from $33K on the lower end to $90K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Most General Manufacturing Foremen report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,303 - $99,045
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$99K
MEDIAN: $59,847
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$14.32 - $29.98
(Median)
$14
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$41,303 - $99,045  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,678  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,054  
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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$33,490 - $90,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.32 - $29.98  
   
Overtime
$20.40 - $41.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,678  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,054  
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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$33,490 - $90,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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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General Manufacturing Foremen do not often transition into Plant Manager of Manufacturing roles. The role averages $82K per year. General Manufacturing Foremen most often move into positions as Manufacturing Production Managers or Operations Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $11K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $44K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $49K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $56K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $62K.

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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 20%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

People Management
up arrow 24%

Welding
up arrow 13%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 8%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 3%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 11%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 11%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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