Production Controller Salary

Production Controllers in the United States can expect wages of $54K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men working as Production Controllers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$35,928 - $80,364
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,664
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50%
90%

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$12.18 - $26.55
(Median)
$12
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,928 - $80,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
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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$29,668 - $72,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $26.55  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $36.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
   
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).
)
$29,668 - $72,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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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Popular Skills for Production Controller


Professional skills reported by Production Controllers are few in number. Most notably, facility with Production Management, Microsoft Office, and Production Support are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Inventory Control are similarly competent in Production Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Controller

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $45K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $50K. Production Controllers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Production Controller with more than 20 years of experience can earn $62K on average.

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Experience Affects Production Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 10%


National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Production Controller Salaries

Production Management
up arrow 27%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%


Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

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: 57% employee benefits None: 15%