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Manufacturing Manager Salary (United States)

Manufacturing Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about two in three of Manufacturing Managers. Pay fluctuates from $52K to $119K per year, but expected earnings average $82K annually. Overall cash earnings for Manufacturing Managers stretch from $52K on the lower end to $119K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $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 most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Manufacturing Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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  
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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Manufacturing Managers sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Operations. That role typically pays $122K per year. The most common career progression for Manufacturing Managers leads to becoming a Plant Manager of Manufacturing, where pay is typically $80K. 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

Survey results imply that Manufacturing Managers put a diverse skill set to use. 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, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $66K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $78K. On average, Manufacturing Managers make $90K following one to two decades on the job. Manufacturing Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $92K. Age distribution in this workforce is widespread and evident in its breakdown: 33 percent of those who answered report one to nine years of experience; 33 percent claim 10-20 years, and 34 percent have more than two decades under their belt.

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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Dallas
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Salt Lake City
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Cleveland
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Indianapolis
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Manufacturing Managers, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Other big spenders include Atlanta, Rochester, San Diego, and Detroit, top-paying cities where Manufacturing Managers see paychecks higher than average (+11 percent, +10 percent, +8 percent, and +6 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Cleveland is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (18 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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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%