Production Controller Salary

Production Controllers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $54K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men working as Production Controllers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,763 - $81,729
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$82K
MEDIAN: $53,702
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90%

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$11.91 - $26.29
(Median)
$12
$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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,763 - $81,729  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$29,056 - $74,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $26.29  
   
Overtime
$18.33 - $36.13  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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).
)
$29,056 - $74,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Production Controllers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Production Management, Production Support, Inventory Control, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office and Inventory Control. Most people familiar with Inventory Control also know Production Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Controller

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


For many Production Controllers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $43K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $49K. Production Controllers bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $71K.

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Experience Affects Production Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%



National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Production Controller Salaries


Production Support
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National Average
$48,000

Inventory Control
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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