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Production Foreman Salary (United States)

Production Foremans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $18.10 per hour. Total cash compensation to Production Foremans approaches anywhere from $31K on the lower end to $97K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $16K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,859 - $103,822
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MEDIAN: $63,631
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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  
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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At the upper end, Production Foremans who move into a Plant Manager of Manufacturing role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The typical income for Plant Managers of Manufacturing is $80K per year. A Production Foreman may also move into a role as a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a General Manufacturing Foreman.

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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 People Management, Production Support, Troubleshooting, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Welding, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. The majority of those 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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $45K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $50K on average. Production Foremans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $60K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. Production Foremans with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 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
up arrow 2%
National Average
$51,000
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%
Welding
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
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%