Manufacturing Team Leader Salary

Average Manufacturing Team Leaders in the United States make around $17.71 per hour. In the world of Manufacturing Team Leaders, total cash compensation can vary between $30K and $84K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $9K and $10K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Manufacturing Team Leaders are male. The majority of Manufacturing Team Leaders claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,880 - $99,232
(Median)
$41K
$65K
$99K
MEDIAN: $64,531
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$12.62 - $25.64
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,880 - $99,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,710  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $9,946  
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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$30,420 - $83,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.62 - $25.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.46 - $38.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,710  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $9,946  
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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$30,420 - $83,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 466
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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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Manufacturing Team Leaders sometimes move into a Manufacturing Production Supervisor role, where the salary is similar.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Team Leader


Manufacturing Team Leaders report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Lean Manufacturing, and CNC/NC are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 9 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Quality Assurance / Quality Control. 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.


For Manufacturing Team Leaders, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $43K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $47K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Manufacturing Team Leaders make a median salary of $53K. 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 $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,483

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 (+14 percent), Houston (+6 percent), Milwaukee (+5 percent), and Grand Rapids (+5 percent). Rochester is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries



National Average
$48,000



Skills That Affect Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries

People Management
up arrow 45%


CNC/NC
up arrow 7%

Production Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Training
up arrow 1%

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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