Production Foreman Salary

Just below three-fifths of Production Foremans in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $33K to $102K per year, but median earnings come to around $65K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Production Foremans can bottom out near $33K or peak near $102K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,335 - $108,725
(Median)
$43K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,233
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$13.58 - $25.31
(Median)
$14
$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
$43,335 - $108,725  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,347  
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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$33,477 - $101,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $25.31  
   
Overtime
$18.61 - $35.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,347  
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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$33,477 - $101,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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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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Production Foremans do not often transition into Plant Manager of Manufacturing roles. The role averages $81K per year. 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 $3K less and $4K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman


Production Foremans seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Production Support, People Management, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Welding, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Leadership. Those proficient in Production Support are, more often than not, also skilled in Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Foreman

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Production Foremans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $47K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $51K. Production Foremans see a median salary of $57K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $62K.

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Experience Affects Production Foreman Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Production Foreman Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 6%

Production Support
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Leadership
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Welding
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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