Manufacturing Team Leader Salary

Manufacturing Team Leaders in the United States take home approximately $17.71 per hour on average. Total cash earnings of Manufacturing Team Leaders range from $30K on the low end to $84K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $9K and $10K, respectively. Residence and years of experience 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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Manufacturing Team Leaders survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent.

$40,880 - $99,232
(Median)
$41K
$65K
$99K
MEDIAN: $64,531
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$12.62 - $25.64
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,880 - $99,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,710  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $9,946  
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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$30,420 - $83,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.62 - $25.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.46 - $38.32  
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 - $8,710  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $9,946  
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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$30,420 - $83,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 466
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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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As Manufacturing Team Leaders transition into upper-level roles like Manufacturing Production Supervisors, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Manufacturing Production Supervisors earn the same amount as Manufacturing Team Leaders on average.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Team Leader


Manufacturing Team Leaders report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Lean Manufacturing, and CNC/NC are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 9 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people who know 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.


For many Manufacturing Team Leaders, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. During the first five years of their careers, Manufacturing Team Leaders see a median income of $43K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $47K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Manufacturing Team Leaders make a median salary of $53K. As Manufacturing Team Leaders reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,483

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

For Manufacturing Team Leaders, working in the bustling city of Detroit has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Manufacturing Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+14 percent), Houston (+6 percent), Milwaukee (+5 percent), and Grand Rapids (+5 percent). Rochester is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average.

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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 45%


CNC/NC
up arrow 7%

Production Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Training
up arrow 1%

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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