Manufacturing Manager Salary

Manufacturing Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $82K annually, but may range from $53K to $120K per year. In the world of Manufacturing Managers, overall income ranges from $53K near the bottom to $120K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Manufacturing Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$52,999 - $111,519
(Median)
$53K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,506
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$15.49 - $36.69
(Median)
$15
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,999 - $111,519  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,159  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $10,161  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,087  
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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$52,717 - $120,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.49 - $36.69  
   
Overtime
$19.37 - $53.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,159  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $10,161  
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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$52,717 - $120,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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 who transition into a VP of Operations role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $122K per year. A Plant Manager of Manufacturing role is the most prevalent career advancement for Manufacturing Managers. Paychecks for that role are $81K on average. The Manufacturing Director position is another common transition for Manufacturing Managers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $120K mark.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Manager


Survey results show that Manufacturing Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Operations Management, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing SolidWorks as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Scheduling and Quality Assurance / Quality Control also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Lean Manufacturing also know 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.


For Manufacturing Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $67K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $78K. Manufacturing Managers see a median salary of $90K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $91K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Manufacturing Managers, Portland offers exceptional salaries, 15 percent above the national average. Manufacturing Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+15 percent), Rochester (+13 percent), Cincinnati (+6 percent), and Detroit (+6 percent). Relative to Manufacturing Managers in the rest of the country, smaller cities like Columbus, Minneapolis, and Cleveland see salaries below the national average. These cities in particular — each home to fewer than a million residents — offer Manufacturing Managers less pay than any other American city. Below-median salaries also turn up in Minneapolis and Cleveland (27 percent lower and 19 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Manager Salaries



National Average
$84,000



Skills That Affect Manufacturing Manager Salaries



Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Project Management
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People Management
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National Average
$84,000

Microsoft Office
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Production Management
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 17%

Scheduling
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SolidWorks
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 267 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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