Manufacturing Supervisor Salary

The majority of Manufacturing Supervisors in the United States — about one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $39K to $81K per year, and the median is $60K per year. Cash earnings for Manufacturing Supervisors — including $8K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $39K to $81K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Manufacturing Supervisors is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Manufacturing Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$41,897 - $79,651

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$13.65 - $28.56

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,897 - $79,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,957  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $6,768  
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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$39,261 - $81,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 889
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.65 - $28.56  
   
Overtime
$19.37 - $41.96  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,957  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $6,768  
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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$39,261 - $81,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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Job Description for Manufacturing Supervisor

Manufacturing supervisors are in charge of ensuring that proper production procedures are being followed. They are also responsible for supervising a group of workers while working to accomplish their company's manufacturing goals. They must ensure that their workers are in strict compliance with organizational rules as well as industry safety standards. Their goal is to maximize productivity while minimizing the risk of an accident occurring. In addition to overseeing production teams, they are also often involved in the hiring and training process, and will often be involved in making performance review decisions.

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Manufacturing Supervisor Tasks

  • Maintain day-to-day safety and quality, monitor and prioritize workflow and production schedules.
  • Supervise staff and give direction in a manufacturing department.
  • Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards and customer requirements.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Supervisor


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While not commonly seen, Manufacturing Supervisors who transition into a Plant Manager of Manufacturing position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Plant Managers of Manufacturing is $81K per year. It is quite typical for Manufacturing Supervisors to transition into roles as Manufacturing Managers or Manufacturing Production Managers, where reported median earnings are $19K and $3K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Supervisor


Manufacturing Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in CNC/NC, Project Management, Operations Management, and Lean Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 17 percent. It is often found that people who know Lean Manufacturing are also skilled in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Supervisor

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Manufacturing Supervisors make a median salary of $61K. Manufacturing Supervisors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Manufacturing Supervisors will find that Fremont offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Manufacturing Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+18 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), Houston (+17 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Portland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Pittsburgh (7 percent less) and Cincinnati (1 percent less).

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$59,000



Skills That Affect Manufacturing Supervisor Salaries

CNC/NC
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 12%




Scheduling
up arrow 6%

Production Management
up arrow 3%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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