Manufacturing Manager Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Manufacturing Managers (roughly a third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $87K. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Managers approaches anywhere from $56K on the lower end to $121K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $16K from bonuses and upwards of $14K from profit sharing. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are far more male Manufacturing Managers survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$56,342 - $113,161
$56K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,309
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$15.35 - $36.00
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MEDIAN: $25.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,342 - $113,161  
   
Bonus
$495.28 - $15,856  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,403  
Commission
$27,500  
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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$55,617 - $120,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 796
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $36.00  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $51.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$495.28 - $15,856  
   
Commission
$27,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,403  
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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$55,617 - $120,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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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Manufacturing Managers sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Operations. That role pays $124K per year on average. More often than not, a Plant Manager of Manufacturing role is the next step for Manufacturing Managers moving up in the field. Pay for Plant Managers of Manufacturing is usually $82K. Many Manufacturing Managers choose to take on a Manufacturing Director role instead, where salaries are typically $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. 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Manufacturing Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $74K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $83K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Manufacturing Managers make a median salary of $91K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $99K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,987

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For those looking to make money, Manufacturing Managers in Fremont enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Manufacturing Managers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+16 percent), Charlotte (+15 percent), San Diego (+5 percent), and Boston (+3 percent). Manufacturing Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Manufacturing Managers in Chicago bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average. Workers in San Antonio and Albuquerque earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (24 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Manager

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$87,000

▼5%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Manager Salaries





▲1%

People Management
▼0%

National Average
$87,000




Inventory Management
▼14%

Scheduling
▼20%

SolidWorks
▼46%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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