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Production Controller Salary

Pay for Production Controllers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $53K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Production Controllers (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$35,387 - $81,204
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,044
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50%
90%

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$12.01 - $26.33
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,387 - $81,204  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,062  
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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$28,445 - $72,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $26.33  
   
Overtime
$18.22 - $36.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,062  
   
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).
)
$28,445 - $72,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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


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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Inventory Control and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Inventory Control are also skilled in Production Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Controller

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $44K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Production Controllers make a median salary of $54K. As Production Controllers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $62K.

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Experience Affects Production Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 12%


National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Production Controller Salaries

Production Management
up arrow 18%

National Average
$48,000

Production Support
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Inventory Control
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%
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