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Manufacturing Team Leader Salary (United States)

An average Manufacturing Team Leader in the United States can expect to take home roughly $17.70 per hour. Total cash compensation for Manufacturing Team Leaders runs from $31K to $83K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Manufacturing Team Leaders is high. Men make up the vast majority of Manufacturing Team Leaders (82 percent) who took the survey.
Manufacturing Team Leader Salary (?
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$39,719 - $99,259
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MEDIAN: $63,804
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Manufacturing Team Leader Salary (?
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$12.38 - $25.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$39,719 - $99,259  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,684  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $9,899  
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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$30,644 - $82,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.38 - $25.88  
   
Overtime
$16.88 - $37.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,684  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $9,899  
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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$30,644 - $82,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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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. Production Supervisor, Manufacturings 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 Lean Manufacturing, CNC/NC, People Management, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people experienced in 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.
Manufacturing Team Leaders do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $43K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $46K. Manufacturing Team Leaders see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Manufacturing Team Leader generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $59K.

Pay Difference By Location

Detroit
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Milwaukee
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Houston
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National Average
$49,000
Rochester
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Detroit is home to an above-average pay rate for Manufacturing Team Leaders, 54 percent higher than the national average. Manufacturing Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+7 percent) and Houston (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Rochester, which sits 4 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries

CNC/NC
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People Management
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Production Management
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Team Leadership
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National Average
$49,000
Training
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%