Manufacturing Supervisor Salary

Manufacturing Supervisors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $59K annually on average but can range from $39K to $81K per year. Total cash compensation for Manufacturing Supervisors runs from $39K to $81K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Manufacturing Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Manufacturing Supervisors survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,772 - $79,551
(Median)
$42K
$59K
$80K
MEDIAN: $59,362
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$13.61 - $28.32
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,772 - $79,551  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,925  
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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$39,141 - $81,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 869
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $28.32  
   
Overtime
$19.72 - $42.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,925  
   
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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$39,141 - $81,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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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As Manufacturing Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Plant Manager of Manufacturing, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Plant Managers of Manufacturing earn $81K on average per year. Manufacturing Managers or Manufacturing Production Managers are common next-step roles for Manufacturing Supervisors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Manufacturing Managers is $19K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for Manufacturing Production Managers.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Supervisor


Manufacturing Supervisors seem to require a number of specific 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. For most people, competency in Lean Manufacturing indicates knowledge of Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Supervisor

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Manufacturing Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $52K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $56K. Manufacturing Supervisors see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Manufacturing Supervisors, working in the bustling city of Fremont has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Manufacturing Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+18 percent), Houston (+17 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 9 percent below the national average.

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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%

Team Leadership
0%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 196 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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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