Manufacturing Director Salary

Men make up the majority of Manufacturing Directors in the United States, bringing in about $123K per year. Cash earnings for Manufacturing Directors — including $34K in bonuses and $25K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $82K to $192K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Manufacturing Directors is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$77,343 - $169,931
$77K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $123,151
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Salary
$77,343 - $169,931  
   
Bonus
$2,036 - $33,990  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $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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$81,592 - $191,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like VP of Manufacturing. Median pay for VPs of Manufacturing is $134K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Director


Manufacturing Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Operations Management, and Project 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 familiar with Lean Manufacturing also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Director

Pay by Experience for a Manufacturing Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Manufacturing Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manufacturing Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 123 salaries. A Manufacturing Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $145,000 based on 107 salaries.

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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 34 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
46%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Director Salaries

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$130,000

▼26%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Director Salaries



National Average
$130,000





Engineering Design
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%
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