Manufacturing Manager Salary

Manufacturing Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $53K to $120K per year, median earnings come to $82K 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. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Manufacturing Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,999 - $111,715
(Median)
$53K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,562
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$15.49 - $36.69
(Median)
$15
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,999 - $111,715  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,225  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $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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$52,785 - $120,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,276
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.49 - $36.69  
   
Overtime
$19.50 - $53.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,225  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $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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$52,785 - $120,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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. The most common career progression for Manufacturing Managers leads to becoming a Plant Manager of Manufacturing, where pay is typically $81K. However, many Manufacturing Managers also opt to become Manufacturing Directors, a position that pays $121K on average.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Manager


Manufacturing Managers report using a wide range of professional 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 skilled in Lean Manufacturing are similarly competent 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $68K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $78K. Manufacturing Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $90K. Manufacturing Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $92K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Manufacturing Managers, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than the national average. Manufacturing Managers will also find cushy salaries in Rochester (+13 percent), Portland (+7 percent), Cincinnati (+6 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). When it comes to pay, smaller cities present little opportunity for Manufacturing Managers. With fewer than a million residents each, the three lowest-paying cities in the field are Columbus, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City, all offering salaries below the national rate. Employers also pay below the national average in Minneapolis (27 percent lower) and Salt Lake City (15 percent lower).

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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 268 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
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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