The majority of Production Control Managers in the United States — slightly less than three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $41K to $99K per year, and the median is $70K annually. Final cash compensation to Production Control Managers varies from around $41K to approximately $99K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $7K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. Work is enjoyable for Production Control Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,874 - $95,008
(Median)
$46K
$70K
$95K
MEDIAN: $70,158
10%
50%
90%

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$14.37 - $29.27
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,874 - $95,008  
   
Bonus
$392.54 - $10,329  
Profit Sharing
$3.21 - $6,851  
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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$41,059 - $98,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $29.27  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $47.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$392.54 - $10,329  
   
Profit Sharing
$3.21 - $6,851  
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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$41,059 - $98,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Production Control Manager

Production control managers are employed by companies in several industries, but primarily by supply chain services and manufacturers. Companies prefer applicants who have a bachelor's degree or higher in logistics or supply chain management and at least three years of relevant experience, and prior supervisory or management experience is highly beneficial.

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Production Control Manager Tasks

  • Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in safety program development.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of production staff.
  • Coordinate maintenance and repair of machines to avoid downtime and delays, ensure production process and machinery are in compliance with customer specifications and professional and safety standards.
  • Oversee day-to-day production schedules, operational and plant activities.
  • Review engineering recommended process changes to ensure process is appropriate with operating goals.

Common Career Paths for Production Control Manager


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It is somewhat unusual to come across Production Control Managers who move on to become Supply Chain Managers, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $82K. Production Control Managers most frequently become Operations Managers and Materials Managers even though median compensation is $11K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Control Manager


Survey results imply that Production Control Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Materials Requirement Planning, Powerpoint, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management and Job Scheduling. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Control Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Production Control Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $58K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $71K. Production Control Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $71K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $74K.

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Experience Affects Production Control Manager Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Production Control Manager Salaries

Inventory Management
up arrow 6%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 5%

Powerpoint
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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