Production Controller Salary

Median pay for Production Controllers in the United States is around $53K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Production Controllers making up 54 percent of survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,988 - $80,319

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$12.05 - $26.14

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,988 - $80,319  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,061  
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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$27,825 - $71,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $26.14  
   
Overtime
$18.39 - $35.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,061  
   
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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$27,825 - $71,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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, Microsoft Office, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Production Controllers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $44K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $49K. On average, Production Controllers make $55K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Production Controller generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $63K.

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Experience Affects Production Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 13%


National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Production Controller Salaries

Production Management
up arrow 17%

Production Support
up arrow 1%

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 54 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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