Manufacturing Manager Salary

With slightly less than two-thirds of Manufacturing Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $53K to $121K per year and averages out to $84K annually. With some bonuses approaching $16K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $14K, overall incomes of Manufacturing Managers spread between $53K and $121K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Manufacturing Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority of Manufacturing Managers (85 percent) who took the survey are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,126 - $115,362
$55K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,726
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50%
90%

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$14.73 - $36.14
$15
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $23.57
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$0$121K
Salary $55,126 - $115,362
Bonus $250.00 - $15,661
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,000
Commission $15,750
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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$52,944 - $121,068
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 814
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $14.73 - $36.14
Overtime $21.40 - $51.65
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $250.00 - $15,661
Commission $15,750
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,000
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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$52,944 - $121,068
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 56

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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

  • Initiate and coordinate inventory and cost control programs.
  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Manager


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While not commonly seen, Manufacturing Managers who transition into a VP of Operations position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for VPs of Operations is $124K per year. As Manufacturing Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Plant Managers of Manufacturing. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $82K. Another common career choice for Manufacturing Managers is to move into a Manufacturing Director role — this promotion usually pays $122K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Manager


Manufacturing Managers report using a large range 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, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Those listing SolidWorks as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Scheduling and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Lean Manufacturing also know Production Management and Manufacturing Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Manager

Pay by Experience for a Manufacturing Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Manufacturing Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 198 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manufacturing Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 245 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 378 salaries. A Manufacturing Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 255 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,566

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Manufacturing Managers in Fremont receive some of the highest pay in the country. Manufacturing Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+18 percent), Charlotte (+17 percent), San Diego (+6 percent), and Boston (+4 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Manufacturing Managers in Chicago earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Antonio (22 percent less) and Albuquerque (12 percent less).

Manufacturing Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Manufacturing Manager?

Manufacturing Manager in Dayton:
"The brass tacs."
Pros: Work environment.
Cons: Hours, pay, management.

Manufacturing Manager in Riverside:
"Interesting. Mulitifacted."
Pros: Innovative technology and design. Corporate culture.
Cons: Constant pressure to hit the metrics.

Manufacturing Manager in Mishawaka:
"Fe belittled, controlled, taken advantage of, discriminated u."
Pros: The People I have worked with since I first started in year 1998.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Manager

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Manager Salaries

▲16%

▲6%

National Average
$86,000

▼3%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Manager Salaries





People Management
▲2%

▲2%


National Average
$86,000



Inventory Management
▼13%

Scheduling
▼19%

SolidWorks
▼45%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%
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