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Production Foreman Salary

With just under three-fifths of Production Foremans in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Production Foremans is $66K annually and can range from $33K on the lower end to $101K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Production Foremans approaches anywhere from $33K on the lower end to $101K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $14K from bonuses and upwards of $16K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Production Foremans enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,658 - $107,013
(Median)
$42K
$66K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,755
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$13.17 - $25.44
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,658 - $107,013  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,486  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $15,893  
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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$32,982 - $101,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 252
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $25.44  
   
Overtime
$17.87 - $37.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,486  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $15,893  
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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$32,982 - $101,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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

  • 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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As Production Foremans transition into upper-level roles such as Plant Manager of Manufacturing, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Plant Managers of Manufacturing earn $81K on average per year. Many Production Foremans advance into roles as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or General Manufacturing Foremen, but the median salaries are $4K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman


Production Foremans usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Production Support, People Management, Troubleshooting, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Welding as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Troubleshooting also typically command lower compensation. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $63K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Production Foreman Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Production Foreman Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Production Support
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People Management
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Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%
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