Manufacturing Team Leader Salary

The average Manufacturing Team Leader in the United States earns approximately $17.50 per hour. Total cash earnings of Manufacturing Team Leaders range from $30K on the low end to $79K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $9K and $10K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Manufacturing Team Leaders greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,977 - $94,908
$39K
$65K
$95K
MEDIAN: $64,691
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$13.15 - $24.78
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MEDIAN: $17.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,977 - $94,908  
   
Bonus
$49.32 - $8,819  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,887  
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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$30,005 - $79,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.15 - $24.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.50 - $38.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$49.32 - $8,819  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,887  
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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$30,005 - $79,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 319

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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 advance their careers by becoming Production Supervisors, who report a slightly higher median income of $51K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Team Leader


Manufacturing Team Leaders seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with People Management, Team Building, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 39 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include CNC/NC and Team Leadership. Most people who know Lean Manufacturing also know Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Team Leader

Pay by Experience for a Manufacturing Team Leader has a positive trend. An entry-level Manufacturing Team Leader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 236 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manufacturing Team Leader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 135 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Team Leader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 121 salaries. A Manufacturing Team Leader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,303

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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cincinnati (+23 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Milwaukee (+13 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). Manufacturing Team Leaders in Rochester take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 24 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dayton and Holland (13 percent lower and 3 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
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries

▲26%

▲11%

National Average
$45,000

▼1%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries

People Management
▲44%

Team Building
▲39%

Operations Management
▲18%


Production Management
▲8%

Training
▲5%

National Average
$45,000



CNC/NC
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%