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Production Controller Salary (United States)

For Production Controllers, yearly average wages total $52K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Production Controllers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Men working as Production Controllers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Production Controller Salary (?
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$35,167 - $79,732
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MEDIAN: $52,156
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Production Controller Salary (?
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$12.19 - $26.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,167 - $79,732  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $3,500  
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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$29,360 - $71,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $26.50  
   
Overtime
$18.35 - $35.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $3,500  
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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$29,360 - $71,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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Job Description for Production Controller

A production controller works to ensure smooth and efficient processes for their organization's activities. They maintain close contact with maintenance personnel to ensure that relevant machinery remains in service and has a maximum uptime. They also work with managers to determine staffing levels to ensure maximum production within budgetary constraints. The production controller schedules when specific tasks are performed in the production cycle. They also maintain close contact with inventory managers to schedule deliveries and pickups of materials and products, making sure the delivery process does not interfere with other operations.
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Production Controller Tasks
  • Monitor and track materials flow to identify bottlenecks and characterize usage.
  • Identify, resolve, and forecast problems and potential solutions to inventory and quality.
  • Schedule delivery and production usage of materials for optimal production.
  • Visit and evaluate suppliers for quality, timeliness, procedures, and fit to goals.

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Survey takers who work as Production Controllers report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Production Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 26 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Controller

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Production Controllers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker earns $44K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $48K. For Production Controllers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $61K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$47,000
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Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Production Controllers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country.

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Experience Affects Production Controller Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$47,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Production Controller Salaries

Production Management
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National Average
$47,000
Production Support
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 15%