Production Controller Salary

Median pay for Production Controllers in the United States is around $53K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Production Controllers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Production Controllers (53 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,935 - $81,985
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$82K
MEDIAN: $53,360
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90%

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$12.01 - $26.17
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,935 - $81,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
Profit Sharing
$617 - $3,439  
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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$27,657 - $72,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $26.17  
   
Overtime
$18.26 - $36.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
   
Profit Sharing
$617 - $3,439  
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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$27,657 - $72,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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


Production Controllers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Production Management, Production Support, Microsoft Office, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Control and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in 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.


Production Controllers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $44K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $49K. Production Controllers see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $63K.

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Experience Affects Production Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 15%


National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Production Controller Salaries

Production Management
up arrow 19%

Production Support
0%

National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Inventory Control
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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