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.

$44,686 - $80,453
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$45K
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MEDIAN: $60,674
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$14.52 - $29.24
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$15
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$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,686 - $80,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,187  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,023  
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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$40,551 - $81,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 650
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $29.24  
   
Overtime
$21.25 - $40.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,187  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,023  
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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$40,551 - $81,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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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 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

National Average: $59,567

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Supervisor Salaries

CNC/NC
up arrow 15%

Team Leadership
up arrow 14%

Leadership
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 8%


Scheduling
up arrow 5%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Production Management
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$60,000

Process Improvement
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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