Manufacturing Supervisor Salary
Manufacturing Supervisors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $41K to $82K per year, median earnings come to $61K per year. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Supervisors bottoms out near $41K and approaches $82K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of Manufacturing Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Manufacturing Supervisors far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
In general, manufacturing supervisors must have impeccable communication skills and previous managerial experience, and they must be good team players. They often set quality standards and strive to increase worker loyalty and satisfaction with the use of motivational programs. Manufacturing supervisors also interact with employees and work to promptly resolve any problems that may arise. They can also orchestrate and run business meetings, and they also work to build rapport with vendors and external partners/clients. They also make production reports, take part in the budget process and help develop effective strategies to increase profit and productivity.
Manufacturing supervisors should possess strong problem solving and leadership skills, strong technical knowledge and abilities, and they must pay close attention to detail. Their main work environment is usually a production floor, and they usually use a personal computer in addition to production machinery on a given work day. Most employers ask for a two or four year degree in manufacturing, but significant related work experience may also suffice.
Manufacturing Supervisor Tasks
- Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards and customer requirements.
- Maintain day-to-day safety and quality, monitor and prioritize workflow and production schedules.
- Supervise staff and give direction in a manufacturing department.
Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisors who go on to become Plant Managers of Manufacturing may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Plant Managers of Manufacturing is $82K annually. When Manufacturing Supervisors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Manufacturing Managers or Manufacturing Production Managers. Those roles pay an additional $19K and $3K, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Supervisor
Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in CNC/NC, Team Leadership, Leadership, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those educated in Lean Manufacturing tend to be well versed 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $53K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $63K. Manufacturing Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $65K.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Manufacturing Supervisors in Fremont enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Manufacturing Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+15 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Rochester (+9 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Pittsburgh and 6 percent less in Indianapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.