Manufacturing Manager Salary

Around two in three of Manufacturing Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $53K to $120K per year, but median earnings come to around $83K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Manufacturing Managers spread between $53K and $120K depending on individual performance. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Manufacturing Managers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$53,757 - $111,732
(Median)
$54K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,549
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50%
90%

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$15.40 - $36.98
(Median)
$15
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,757 - $111,732  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,120  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $12,122  
Commission
$3,500  
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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$53,311 - $120,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,412
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $36.98  
   
Overtime
$19.77 - $53.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,120  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $12,122  
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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$53,311 - $120,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Manufacturing Manager

A manufacturing manager is an executive in a company that produces consumer or commercial goods. They work in the production plant itself, ensuring goods are efficiently made and meet the company’s standards. Their normal work environment frequently shifts from offices to the manufacturing floor to warehouses. This manager also helps diagnose any customer concerns brought to their attention by the customer service department; they also help implement new products and designs from the company's development department(s).

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Manufacturing Manager Tasks

  • Review processing schedules and production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements and staffing requirements.
  • Manage and coordinate production and processing activities of industrial organization.
  • Initiate and coordinate inventory and cost control programs.
  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Manager


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Manufacturing Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a VP of Operations. The average VP of Operations brings home $123K per year. The most common promotion for Manufacturing Managers is a Plant Manager of Manufacturing position, which usually brings in $81K a year. Another standard transition for Manufacturing Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Manufacturing Director role, where pay is often $121K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Manager


Survey results imply that Manufacturing Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Leadership, Operations Management, and Manufacturing Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Those listing SolidWorks as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Scheduling and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Lean Manufacturing are also skilled in Production Management and Manufacturing Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Manager

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


Manufacturing Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $69K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $80K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $90K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $95K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,461

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Surpassing the national average by 37 percent, Manufacturing Managers in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Manufacturing Managers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+25 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Houston (+4 percent). The lowest-paying positions for Manufacturing Managers can be found in the Midwest. Columbus, Minneapolis, and Indianapolis all face salaries below the national rate. Employers pay around 26 percent less in Minneapolis and 20 percent less in Indianapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Manager Salaries



National Average
$85,000



Skills That Affect Manufacturing Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 4%

Leadership
up arrow 4%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$85,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Production Management
up arrow 2%


Inventory Management
up arrow 10%

Scheduling
up arrow 18%

SolidWorks
up arrow 45%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 261 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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