Earnings for Manufacturing Team Leaders in the United States come in at around $17.68 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings for Manufacturing Team Leaders vary widely between $30K and $79K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. For the most part, Manufacturing Team Leaders enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,616 - $95,441
$40K
$64K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,751
10%
50%
90%

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$13.21 - $24.78
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.68
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,616 - $95,441  
   
Bonus
$62.50 - $9,516  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,839  
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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$29,908 - $79,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.21 - $24.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.51 - $38.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$62.50 - $9,516  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,839  
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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$29,908 - $79,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 338

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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

  • 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.
  • Ensure production quotas and quality standards are met.
  • Enforce safety and health policies and procedures, and investigate and report accidents.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Team Leader


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Manufacturing Team Leaders may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Manufacturing Production Supervisor. Manufacturing Production Supervisors on average make about as much as Manufacturing Team Leaders do.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Team Leader


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with People Management, Team Building, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent, 36 percent, and 25 percent, respectively. 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.


For Manufacturing Team Leaders, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $47K. Manufacturing Team Leaders claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,297

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

Manufacturing Team Leaders will find that Detroit offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 84 percent. Manufacturing Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+16 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Milwaukee (+10 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). Manufacturing Team Leaders in Rochester take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Dayton and Holland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Manufacturing Team Leader Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Manufacturing Team Leader?

Manufacturing Team Leader in Joplin:
"Decent job."
Pros: I like that I have the ability to make decisions, and enjoy the people I work with. I also like the amount of vacation we receive.
Cons: I don't feel like we get the appreciation we deserve.

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Team Leader

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries

People Management
up arrow 41%

Team Building
up arrow 36%

Production Management
up arrow 25%

Operations Management
up arrow 16%

CNC/NC
up arrow 12%


Training
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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