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Production Foreman Salary

Men make up the majority of Production Foremans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $18.19 per hour. In the world of Production Foremans, overall income ranges from $31K near the bottom to $100K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$38,703 - $105,784
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $65,714
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$12.70 - $25.32
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,703 - $105,784  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$345.21 - $16,219  
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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$31,461 - $99,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $25.32  
   
Overtime
$17.67 - $37.23  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$345.21 - $16,219  
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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$31,461 - $99,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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Job Description for Production Foreman

A production foreman is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating activities in a manufacturing or industrial plant environment. They must manage their own time - and that of others - to ensure that quotas and other requirements are met; they are also responsible for motivating, developing, and leading associates and subordinates.

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Production Foreman Tasks

  • Maintenance and enhancement of existing properties.
  • Train employees, plan, assign and direct work.
  • Evaluate and optimize production, diagnosing problems and surveillance.
  • Oversee on site field operations including installation, operation and maintenance of production facilities.

Common Career Paths for Production Foreman


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Production Foremans may go on to top-notch roles like Plant Manager of Manufacturing, where median pay is $80K annually. Many Production Foremans choose to become Manufacturing Production Supervisors and General Manufacturing Foremans as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $2K less and $3K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman


Production Foremans report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Production Support, Troubleshooting, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Welding and Quality Assurance / Quality Control as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Production Support are, more often than not, also skilled in Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Foreman

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


For Production Foremans, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $51K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Production Foreman generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $63K.

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Experience Affects Production Foreman Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Production Foreman Salaries

People Management
up arrow 4%

Production Support
up arrow 3%

National Average
$52,000

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Welding
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%