Manufacturing Manager Salary (United States)

Manufacturing Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Salary is expected to be around $83,757 annually, but may range from $52,365 to $119,089 per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all employees enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Manufacturing Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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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MEDIAN: $23.00
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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  
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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. Given the $3,692 drop in salary, it may be surprising to find that a Manufacturing Plant Manager is the most common role for Manufacturing Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Manufacturing Director role—which pays $37K more—is also typical for Manufacturing Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. Those listing SolidWorks and Scheduling as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. 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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $66K, which grows to $78K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $90K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Manufacturing Managers earning an average of $100K per year. The range of experience in this workforce varies greatly: 33 percent of respondents have between one and nine years of experience; 33 percent have between 10 and 20 years, and 34 percent boast more than two decades of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$84,000
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For Manufacturing Managers, Boston provides a pay rate that is 48 percent greater than the national average. Manufacturing Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+11 percent), Rochester (+10 percent), San Diego (+8 percent), and Detroit (+6 percent). Cleveland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Indianapolis (-18 percent) and Salt Lake City (-15 percent).

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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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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 312 votes.

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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