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.

$77,327 - $157,996
$77K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $122,500
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National Salary 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$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$77,327 - $157,996  
   
Bonus
$2,043 - $31,959  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $25,000  
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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$81,685 - $181,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 265

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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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Director


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Manufacturing Directors who go on to become VPs of Manufacturing may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a VP of Manufacturing, an upper-level role, pays $134K.

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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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Key Stats for Manufacturing Director

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
47%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Director Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$128,000

▼24%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Director Salaries



Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$128,000




Engineering Design
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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