Manufacturing Director Salary
A sizeable majority of Manufacturing Directors in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $123K per year. Total cash earnings of Manufacturing Directors range from $82K on the low end to $181K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $32K and $25K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Job Description for Manufacturing Director
The manufacturing director is in charge of the entire site at a manufacturing facility. That means this director is ultimately responsible for everything that goes on in the facility, including (but not limited to) production. The director also oversees product quality, ensuring supplies are available, equipment is functioning properly, customers are satisfied, and engineering controls are in place. The director is in charge of creating, implementing, and coordinating a plan to ensure maximum profitability and reduce operating costs as well.Read More...
Generally, the manufacturing director has a series of subordinate supervisors in different departments that must be trained and monitored. That means that the director should have strong communication skills and expertise in a wide variety of areas related to the operation to ensure the facility as a whole is operating correctly, budgets are being followed, and the site strategy is adhered to.
This position generally requires substantial relevant experience, sometimes up to 10 years, in management in a similar institution. A bachelor's degree, preferably in engineering or a related field, is needed, along with technical knowledge of the equipment being used in the facility and of safety procedures to ensure the company operates smoothly and effectively. Proficiency with basic computer programs such as the Microsoft Office suite, as well as relevant technical software, are needed as well. The ability to motivate, plan, and effectively communicate and monitor the operation is the most essential requirement of the position.
Manufacturing Director Tasks
- Direct and coordinate production, processing, distribution, and engineer activities of industrial organization.
- Initiate and coordinate inventory and cost control programs.
- Coordinate and recommend procedures for facility or production processes.
- Review processing schedules and production orders; adjust inventory and staffing requirements, work procedures and assignments to meet time and budget constraints.
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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Director
Manufacturing Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Project Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Engineering Design as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Production Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Lean Manufacturing also know Operations Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $96K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $97K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $134K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Manufacturing Director with more than 20 years of experience can earn $142K on average.
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