Men account for the majority of Production Foremans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $18.78 per hour. In the world of Production Foremans, total cash compensation can vary between $34K and $100K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $19K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. While just over one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$43,056 - $107,162
$43K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,134
10%
50%
90%

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$14.51 - $27.19
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.78
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,056 - $107,162  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,420  
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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$33,917 - $99,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $27.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$20.44 - $38.94  
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 - $10,420  
   
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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$33,917 - $99,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 225

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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. 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 $1K less and $3K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman


Survey results imply that Production Foremans put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Production Management, Troubleshooting, and Production Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Welding. Most people who know Production Support also know Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Foreman

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


Production Foremans with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $54K. Production Foremans see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Production Foreman generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $60K.

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Key Stats for Production Foreman

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Production Foreman Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Production Foreman Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 10%

Production Management
up arrow 8%



National Average
$52,000


Leadership
up arrow 1%


Welding
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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