Production Foreman Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Production Foremans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $18.10 per hour. Total cash compensation varies from around $37,859 to approximately $103,822; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14,508 and $16,107, respectively. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and about half get vision plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's 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 (?
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  
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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  
PayScale
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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Production Foremans' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Manufacturing Plant Manager may get paid an extra $29K per year. Becoming a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a General Foreman for Manufacturing Production is a common transition from a Production Foreman role.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman

Production Foremans report a narrow range of specific skills. 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.
For Production Foremans, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. At career start, salaries are typically $45K, which grow to $49,558 after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $55K. After two decades on the job, Production Foremans see salary growth dwindle, averaging $60K. The largest number of Production Foremans have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

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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
up arrow 2%
National Average
$51,000
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%
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%
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