Manufacturing Manager Salary

Just under two-thirds of Manufacturing Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $55K to $121K per year, and the average comes out to $85K annually. With some bonuses approaching $16K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $14K, overall incomes of Manufacturing Managers spread between $55K and $121K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Manufacturing Managers (86 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$56,151 - $114,811
$56K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,820
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$15.08 - $36.00
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$24
$36
MEDIAN: $24.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,151 - $114,811  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $15,541  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,289  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$54,732 - $121,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 838
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $36.00  
   
Overtime
$20.07 - $51.65  
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
$489.36 - $15,541  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,289  
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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$54,732 - $121,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Manufacturing Managers sometimes become VPs of Operations, where the average income is $124K per year. A Plant Manager of Manufacturing role is the most prevalent career advancement for Manufacturing Managers. Paychecks for that role are $82K on average. The Manufacturing Director position is another common transition for Manufacturing Managers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $122K mark.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Manager


Manufacturing Managers seem to wield many 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. Those proficient in Lean Manufacturing are, more often than not, also skilled in 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: $86,828

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

Fremont offers some of the highest pay in the country for Manufacturing Managers, 17 percent above the national average. Manufacturing Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+17 percent), Charlotte (+15 percent), San Diego (+5 percent), and Boston (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Antonio (24 percent less) and Albuquerque (14 percent less).

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Manager

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 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

▲15%

▲5%

National Average
$87,000

▼5%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Manager Salaries




People Management
▲1%


▲1%

National Average
$87,000




Inventory Management
▼14%

Scheduling
▼20%

SolidWorks
▼46%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

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: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 11%
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