Manufacturing Supervisor Salary

Half of Manufacturing Supervisors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $40K to $82K per year, and the average comes out to $60K per year. Final cash compensation to Manufacturing Supervisors varies from around $40K to approximately $82K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $6K, respectively. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Manufacturing Supervisors survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$43,036 - $79,988
(Median)
$43K
$60K
$80K
MEDIAN: $59,770
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$14.18 - $28.53
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$43,036 - $79,988  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,069  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,460  
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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$39,626 - $81,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 994
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $28.53  
   
Overtime
$20.72 - $41.70  
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 - $8,069  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,460  
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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$39,626 - $81,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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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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It's not very common for Manufacturing Supervisors to move on to become Plant Managers of Manufacturing. Average pay for a Plant Manager of Manufacturing is $81K annually. Manufacturing Supervisors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Manufacturing Managers or Manufacturing Production Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $19K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Manufacturing Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in CNC/NC, Project Management, Operations Management, and Lean Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Process Improvement. 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.


For many Manufacturing Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $58K. On average, Manufacturing Supervisors make $62K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,024

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

Manufacturing Supervisors will find that Fremont offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Manufacturing Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Kansas City (+20 percent), Minneapolis (+17 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). In Portland, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Pittsburgh and Indianapolis (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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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 9%



Scheduling
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Production Management
up arrow 2%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$59,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Process Improvement
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 226 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

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