Manufacturing Supervisor Salary

Nearly one-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 annually. Overall cash earnings for Manufacturing Supervisors stretch from $40K on the lower end to $82K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men make up the vast majority of Manufacturing Supervisors (84 percent) who took the survey. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for 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 (?
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$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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Manufacturing Supervisors do not often transition into Plant Manager of Manufacturing roles. The role averages $81K per year. Manufacturing Supervisors most often move into positions as Manufacturing Managers or Manufacturing Production Managers; those groups report median salaries that 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Process Improvement. The majority of those who know Lean Manufacturing also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Supervisor

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


For Manufacturing Supervisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $53K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $58K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. 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

National Average: $59,024

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

For Manufacturing Supervisors, busy Fremont offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Manufacturing Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Kansas City (+20 percent), Minneapolis (+17 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). Portland is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up 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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