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.

$38,701 - $97,290
(Median)
$39K
$62K
$97K
MEDIAN: $62,311
10%
50%
90%

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$13.09 - $24.97
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,701 - $97,290  
   
Bonus
$146.81 - $9,684  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,729  
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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$30,060 - $79,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $24.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.58 - $38.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$146.81 - $9,684  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,729  
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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$30,060 - $79,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 330
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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Manufacturing Production Supervisor. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

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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

National Average: $46,606

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 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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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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Experience Affects Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries



National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect Manufacturing Team Leader Salaries

People Management
up arrow 28%

CNC/NC
up arrow 12%


Production Management
up arrow 5%

Training
up arrow 3%

National Average
$47,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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