Manufacturing Team Leader Salary
Manufacturing Team Leaders in the United States take home approximately $17.69 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Team Leaders ranges from $30K on the lower end to $80K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Manufacturing Team Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Manufacturing Team Leaders far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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.Read More...
Manufacturing team leaders are the link between their teams and their companies' higher echelons of management. They must be able to use both their data analysis and first hand knowledge of their production team in order to do their job expertly. Management will often be counting on them to help identify trends and improve their products before they get to the customer. While working on a given project, manufacturing team leaders usually have access to statistical data that can help them perceive potential problems quickly.
Manufacturing team leaders may also handle everything from massive pieces of machinery to tiny, highly specialized tools. Most companies require their manufacturing team leaders to have a fair amount of work experience in their given manufacturing field. Higher education degrees are not usually required, but some employers may prefer their candidates to hold an associate's or bachelor's degree.
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.
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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, CNC/NC, and Lean Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those educated in Lean Manufacturing tend to be well versed 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.
Manufacturing Team Leaders with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. During the first five years of their careers, Manufacturing Team Leaders see a median income of $41K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $45K. For Manufacturing Team Leaders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Manufacturing Team Leaders with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $59K.
Pay Difference by Location
Manufacturing Team Leaders will find that Detroit offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 83 percent. Manufacturing Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+12 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Milwaukee (+10 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Rochester is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.
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