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Manufacturing Team Leader Salary

The average Manufacturing Team Leader in the United States earns approximately $17.79 per hour. Final cash compensation to Manufacturing Team Leaders varies from around $30K to approximately $82K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. There are far more male Manufacturing Team Leaders survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Job satisfaction for Manufacturing Team Leaders is high.

$40,051 - $99,372
(Median)
$40K
$63K
$99K
MEDIAN: $63,269
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$12.27 - $25.67
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,051 - $99,372  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,594  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $9,814  
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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$30,157 - $81,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $25.67  
   
Overtime
$16.63 - $37.37  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,594  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $9,814  
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).
)
$30,157 - $81,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 329

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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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Manufacturing Team Leaders who transition into an upper level Manufacturing Production Supervisor position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Manufacturing Production Supervisor makes $50K a year.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Team Leader


Manufacturing Team Leaders report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, CNC/NC, Lean Manufacturing, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those proficient in Lean Manufacturing are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Manufacturing Team Leaders — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $43K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $47K. For Manufacturing Team Leaders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $63K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries



National Average
$48,000



Skills That Affect Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries

People Management
up arrow 13%


CNC/NC
up arrow 7%

Production Management
up arrow 4%

Team Leadership
0%

National Average
$48,000

Training
up arrow 1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 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
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%