Manufacturing Manager Salary (United States)

Seasoned employees—those with more than 10 years of experience in the field—make up the largest chunk of Manufacturing Managers in the United States, about two-thirds. There is a range in pay— $52,365 to $119,089 per year—with average salary amounting to $83,757 per year. Total cash compensation runs from $52,309 to $110,746, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14,991 and profit sharing that reaches $9,879. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; the vast majority claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Manufacturing Managers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Manufacturing Manager Salary (?
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$52,309 - $110,746
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MEDIAN: $81,683
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Manufacturing Manager Salary (?
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$15.69 - $36.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,309 - $110,746  
   
Bonus
$206.85 - $14,991  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $9,879  
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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$52,365 - $119,089  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.69 - $36.43  
   
Overtime
$22.99 - $52.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$206.85 - $14,991  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $9,879  
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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$52,365 - $119,089  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Manufacturing Managers who become VP of Operationss earn an extra $38K per year. A Manufacturing Plant Manager role is the most common promotion for Manufacturing Managers moving up the ladder. Unfortunately, pay drops by $3,692 upon moving into this role. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Manufacturing Managers is a Manufacturing Director position, where earnings go up by $37K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Operations Management, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. SolidWorks and Scheduling as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people experienced in 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, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Salaries start at $66K, which grows to $78K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $90K after 10 to 20 years. Salary increase slows as Manufacturing Managers pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $100K. In this field, age distribution is widespread: 34 percent of those surveyed report the most experience (more than two decades), and 33 percent have the least experience (one to nine years). 33 percent of respondents fall in the middle, with 10-20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Atlanta
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Rochester
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San Diego
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Detroit
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Los Angeles
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Cincinnati
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Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$84,000
Austin
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Salt Lake City
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Cleveland
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Home to some of the best pay for Manufacturing Managers, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 48 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Atlanta, Rochester, San Diego, and Detroit, where Manufacturing Managers annually earn 11 percent, 10 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent more than the national average. Cleveland is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Indianapolis and Salt Lake City are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -18 percent and -15 percent, 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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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$84,000
Production Management
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Scheduling
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SolidWorks
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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