Manufacturing Manager Salary

Manufacturing Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $83K per year on average but can range from $53K to $120K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Manufacturing Managers can bottom out near $53K or peak near $120K depending on individual performance. Geography and experience level 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 enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$53,757 - $111,732
(Median)
$54K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,549
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$15.40 - $36.98
(Median)
$15
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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. 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 $121K mark.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $80K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $90K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $95K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,461

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Manufacturing Managers, 37 percent higher than the national average. Manufacturing Managers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+25 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Houston (+4 percent). Manufacturing Managers often earn below-average salaries when they head to the heartland. Specifically, Columbus, Minneapolis, and Indianapolis represent the three worst-paying cities for Manufacturing Managers in the United States. Employers in Minneapolis and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (26 percent lower and 20 percent lower, respectively).

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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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