Production Foreman Salary

Men account for the majority of Production Foremans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $19.29 per hour. Total cash compensation for Production Foremans runs from $35K to $99K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $19K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although just under a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Production Foremans is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$43,236 - $116,709
$43K
$68K
$120K
MEDIAN: $67,545
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50%
90%

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$14.81 - $26.79
$15
$19
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MEDIAN: $19.29
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$0$116K
Salary $43,236 - $116,709
Bonus $0.00 - $10,385
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,271
Commission $11,000
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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$34,745 - $99,282
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 176
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.81 - $26.79
Hourly Tips $0.03
Overtime $21.35 - $39.03
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,385
Commission $11,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,271
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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$34,745 - $99,282
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 242

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Production Foreman


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Production Foremans sometimes assume positions such as Plant Managers of Manufacturing. That role pays $82K per year on average. Many Production Foremans go on to become Manufacturing Production Supervisors or General Manufacturing Foremen despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $2K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman


Production Foremans report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, Operations Management, Production Management, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Welding. Those educated in Production Support tend to be well versed in Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Foreman

Pay by Experience for a Production Foreman has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Foreman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 132 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Foreman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Production Foreman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 150 salaries. A Production Foreman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 100 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,365

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Production Foremans will find that Birmingham offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 88 percent. Production Foremans will also find cushy salaries in Fort Worth (+24 percent) and New Orleans (+13 percent). Production Foremans in Grand Rapids earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas and Indianapolis (8 percent lower).

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Q: What is it like working as a Production Foreman?

Production Foreman in New Orleans:
"Great Job, some stresses."
Pros: Work Schedule, Retirement Package.
Cons: Under paid.

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Key Stats for Production Foreman

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Production Foreman Salaries

▲16%

▲3%

▲3%

National Average
$52,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Production Foreman Salaries

Team Leadership
▲15%

Operations Management
▲9%

Production Management
▲7%



National Average
$52,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%

Leadership
▼1%


Welding
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 22%
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