Production Foreman Salary

Production Foremans in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $34K to $101K per year, median earnings come to $66K per year. Total incomes of Production Foremans incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $34K and $101K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$41,637 - $106,637
(Median)
$42K
$66K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,515
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90%

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$13.42 - $25.32
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,637 - $106,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,848  
Profit Sharing
$50.68 - $11,836  
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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$33,614 - $101,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $25.32  
   
Overtime
$18.42 - $36.56  
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 - $14,848  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.68 - $11,836  
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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$33,614 - $101,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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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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While Production Foremans do not often become Plant Managers of Manufacturing, the job pays $81K per year on average. Production Foremans most frequently become Manufacturing Production Supervisors and General Manufacturing Foremen even though median compensation is $3K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman


Survey results show that Production Foremans use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Production Support, People Management, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Welding, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Troubleshooting. 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. Production Foremans bring in $57K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $64K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%
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