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Manufacturing Team Leader Salary

Median pay for Manufacturing Team Leaders in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $17.72 per hour. Total cash earnings of Manufacturing Team Leaders range from $30K on the low end to $83K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $10K, respectively. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Manufacturing Team Leaders claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Manufacturing Team Leaders survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance.

$40,552 - $98,567
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$99K
MEDIAN: $64,178
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$12.29 - $25.62
(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
$40,552 - $98,567  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,099  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $9,759  
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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$30,281 - $83,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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
$12.29 - $25.62  
   
Overtime
$16.73 - $37.43  
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 - $8,099  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $9,759  
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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$30,281 - $83,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 341

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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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Many Manufacturing Team Leaders move into a Manufacturing Production Supervisor role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Manufacturing Production Supervisors on average bring in a similar salary to Manufacturing Team Leaders.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Team Leader


Survey results show that Manufacturing Team Leaders use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Lean Manufacturing, CNC/NC, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $43K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $47K. Manufacturing Team Leaders bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $63K.

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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 6%

Production Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 2%


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: 68% employee benefits None: 9%
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