Production Controllers in the United States take home approximately $55K per year on average. Career duration 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 a majority. For the most part, Production Controllers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,246 - $81,155
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $55,054
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90%

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$11.91 - $26.95
(Median)
$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,246 - $81,155  
   
Bonus
$393.05 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$610  
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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$28,700 - $76,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $26.95  
   
Overtime
$10.34 - $44.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$393.05 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$610  
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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$28,700 - $76,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $43K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $65K.

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Experience Affects Production Controller Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Production Controller Salaries


Production Support
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Inventory Control
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National Average
$49,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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