Manufacturing Director Salary

Wages for Manufacturing Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($118K) per year. In the world of Manufacturing Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $81K and $174K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $31K and $21K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Manufacturing Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance.

$79,112 - $154,114
(Median)
$79K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $117,931
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$79,112 - $154,114  
   
Bonus
$1,020 - $30,680  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $20,746  
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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$81,253 - $173,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 481
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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

  • 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.
  • Direct and coordinate production, processing, distribution, and engineer activities of industrial organization.
  • Initiate and coordinate inventory and cost control programs.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Director


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For Manufacturing Directors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Manufacturing Directors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like VP of Manufacturing.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Director


Survey results show that Manufacturing Directors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Operations Management, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Project Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Production Management also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Lean Manufacturing also tend to know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Director

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


Manufacturing Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The relatively untested earn a median of $88K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $104K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $129K in this role. Manufacturing Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $136K on average.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Director Salaries



National Average
$127,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Manufacturing Director Salaries


Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$127,000


Production Management
up arrow 19%

People Management
up arrow 21%

Project Management
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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