Manufacturing Team Leader Salary

Manufacturing Team Leaders in the United States take home an average $17.66 per hour. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Team Leaders approaches anywhere from $30K on the lower end to $82K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Manufacturing Team Leaders (81 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage.

$40,816 - $98,094
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $63,813
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$12.23 - $25.67
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,816 - $98,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,136  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $9,729  
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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$30,068 - $82,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $25.67  
   
Overtime
$16.86 - $37.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,136  
   
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $9,729  
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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$30,068 - $82,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
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Job Description for Manufacturing Team Leader

Manufacturing team leaders perform a wide variety of tasks, which vary depending on the field in which they work in. They often supervise production to ensure everything is going according to plan. An important aspect of manufacturing team leaders' jobs is to develop their team members into quality workers. Since team leaders are usually more experienced, they can provide valuable insight for less experienced employees, help their teams where needed, and oversee, coach and train their team members. They are usually involved in the hiring process, and can terminate or even promote their team members depending on their merit.

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Manufacturing Team Leader Tasks

  • Ensure production quotas and quality standards are met.
  • Enforce safety and health policies and procedures, and investigate and report accidents.
  • Train and supervise all employees on a shift, schedule shifts, and coordinate production processes.
  • Make sure equipment and machinery are properly maintained and promptly repaired.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Team Leader


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For Manufacturing Team Leaders, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Manufacturing Team Leaders earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Manufacturing Production Supervisor.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Team Leader


Manufacturing Team Leaders report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Lean Manufacturing, CNC/NC, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people familiar with Lean Manufacturing also know Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Team Leader

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $42K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $47K. Manufacturing Team Leaders bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $62K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries



National Average
$49,000



Skills That Affect Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries

People Management
up arrow 12%


CNC/NC
up arrow 7%

Production Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%
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