Manufacturing Manager Salary

Manufacturing Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $53K to $120K per year, median earnings come to $82K annually. Total incomes of Manufacturing Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $53K and $120K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Manufacturing Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$53,219 - $111,500

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$15.49 - $36.69

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,219 - $111,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,148  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $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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$52,922 - $120,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,278
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.49 - $36.69  
   
Overtime
$19.37 - $53.96  
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 - $15,148  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $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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$52,922 - $120,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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At the upper end, Manufacturing Managers who move into a VP of Operations role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for VPs of Operations is a much higher $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 $120K on average.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Manager


Survey results suggest that Manufacturing Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 who know 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $68K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $79K. Manufacturing Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $90K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $92K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Manufacturing Managers that is 15 percent greater than the national average, Portland offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Manufacturing Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+14 percent), Detroit (+6 percent), Cincinnati (+4 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). For Manufacturing Managers, Minneapolis, Columbus, and Cleveland, three midwestern cities, are home to the lowest salaries in the United States, all claiming a rate below the national average. Employers in Columbus and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (27 percent lower and 19 percent lower, 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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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 264 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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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