Production Foreman Salary

With slightly less than 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 $65K annually and can range from $34K on the lower end to $101K per year near the higher end. In the world of Production Foremans, overall income ranges from $34K near the bottom to $101K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. Job satisfaction for Production Foremans is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$43,500 - $105,276

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.44 - $25.27

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,500 - $105,276  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,471  
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).
)
$33,539 - $100,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $25.27  
   
Overtime
$17.72 - $36.51  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,471  
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).
)
$33,539 - $100,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 242
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Production Foremans do not often transition into Plant Manager of Manufacturing roles. The role averages $81K per year. Many Production Foremans go on to become Manufacturing Production Supervisors or General Manufacturing Foremen despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $3K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

Production Foreman Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Production Foreman


Survey results suggest that Production Foremans put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Production Support, People Management, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Welding, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Troubleshooting. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. On average, Production Foremans make $57K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $63K on average.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Production Foreman Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Production Foreman Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Production Support
0%

National Average
$54,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%


Welding
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 16%
ADVERTISEMENT