Production Foreman Salary

Men account for the majority of Production Foremans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $18.81 per hour. In the world of Production Foremans, total cash compensation can vary between $34K and $102K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $19K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, approximately one in five claim no health benefits at all. Most Production Foremans report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$43,013 - $110,398
$43K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,420
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50%
90%

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$14.60 - $27.70
$15
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.81
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,013 - $110,398  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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$34,010 - $101,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.60 - $27.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$20.41 - $39.07  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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$34,010 - $101,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 219

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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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Though some Production Foremans move into positions like Plant Manager of Manufacturing (where the average salary is $82K), this progression is not the norm. Production Foremans most often move into positions as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or General Manufacturing Foremen. Manufacturing Production Supervisors actually earn $1K less on average, however, and General Manufacturing Foremen earn $2K less per year than Production Foremans do.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, Operations Management, Production Management, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Welding. Those familiar with Production Support also tend to know 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: $52,038

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

Birmingham is home to an above-average pay rate for Production Foremans, 89 percent higher than the national average. Production Foremans will also find cushy salaries in Fort Worth (+25 percent) and New Orleans (+14 percent). Compared to the national average, Grand Rapids Production Foremans have considerably lower salaries, 26 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Dallas and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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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 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Production Foreman Salaries

▲17%

▲4%

▲3%

National Average
$52,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Production Foreman Salaries

Team Leadership
▲15%

Operations Management
▲10%

Production Management
▲8%



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Leadership
▼1%


Welding
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 21%
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