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Manufacturing Manager Salary

Manufacturing Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — roughly two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $53K to $119K per year, median earnings come to $82K annually. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Managers bottoms out near $53K and approaches $119K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Manufacturing Managers is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$52,695 - $110,804
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MEDIAN: $81,731
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,695 - $110,804  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $15,017  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $9,905  
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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$52,590 - $119,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,250
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Hourly Rate
$15.19 - $36.62  
   
Overtime
$22.33 - $53.32  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$99.33 - $15,017  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $9,905  
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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$52,590 - $119,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Manufacturing Managers who advance to upper-end positions like VP of Operations. Median pay for VPs of Operations is $122K per year. Becoming a Plant Manager of Manufacturing is, more often than not, the most common role that Manufacturing Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A typical salary for a Plant Manager of Manufacturing is $80K. Another frequent advance is for Manufacturing Managers to assume a Manufacturing Director role; in this role, workers often take home $120K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Manager


Manufacturing Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Operations Management, Project Management, and Manufacturing Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing SolidWorks and Scheduling as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $67K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $79K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Manufacturing Managers make a median salary of $90K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Manufacturing Managers, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Manufacturing Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+11 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Detroit (+6 percent). Manufacturing Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Manufacturing Managers in Columbus bring in salaries that are 28 percent lower than the national average. Employers in Indianapolis and Salt Lake City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Manager Salaries



National Average
$84,000



Skills That Affect Manufacturing Manager Salaries


Operations Management
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Project Management
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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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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Scheduling
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SolidWorks
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 312 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%