Manufacturing Director Salary

Men make up the majority of Manufacturing Directors in the United States, bringing in about $122K per year. Final cash compensation to Manufacturing Directors varies from around $80K to approximately $186K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $32K and $19K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$75,131 - $163,424
$75K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $121,942
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Salary
$75,131 - $163,424  
   
Bonus
$1,978 - $32,056  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $19,392  
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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$79,555 - $185,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 242
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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.

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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 seem to require a number of specific 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. It is often found that people who know Lean Manufacturing are also skilled in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Director

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Manufacturing Directors. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $95K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $97K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $134K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $145K on average.

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Director

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
44%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Director Salaries

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$128,000

▼25%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Director Salaries



National Average
$128,000





Engineering Design
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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