Production Foreman Salary (United States)

Most Production Foremans in the United States are men, earning an average of $18.10 per hour. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to about half. Work is enjoyable for Production Foremans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Production Foreman Salary (?
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$37,859 - $103,822
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MEDIAN: $63,631
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Production Foreman Salary (?
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$12.82 - $25.44
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,859 - $103,822  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,508  
Profit Sharing
$347.65 - $16,107  
Total Pay (?
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$31,435 - $97,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $25.44  
   
Overtime
$17.63 - $36.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,508  
   
Profit Sharing
$347.65 - $16,107  
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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$31,435 - $97,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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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As Production Foremans transition into upper-level roles, they may see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, a Manufacturing Plant Manager may earn an extra $29K per year than his or her lower-level colleagues. It is not uncommon for a Production Foreman to continue on to become a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a General Foreman for Manufacturing Production.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman

Production Foremans report using a diverse set of skills on the job. People Management and Production Support are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 15 percent and 5 percent respectively. Those listing Welding as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those educated in Production Support tend to be well-versed in Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Foreman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Production Foremans do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Standard salaries begin at $45K and can reach $49,558 after five to 10 years. Earnings total $55K after one to two decades. After 20 years in the field, Production Foremans see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $60K. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Most typically, Production Foremans report having spent one to 10 years on the job followed by those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Production Foreman Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Production Foreman Salaries

People Management
up arrow 15%
Troubleshooting
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National Average
$51,000
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Welding
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 16%