Production Foreman Salary

Production Foremans in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $34K to $101K per year, median earnings come to $65K annually. Cash earnings for Production Foremans — including $15K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $34K to $101K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Production Foremans like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,608 - $106,412
(Median)
$40K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $64,846
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$13.47 - $25.56
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,608 - $106,412  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,777  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $11,635  
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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$33,571 - $100,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.47 - $25.56  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $37.11  
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 - $14,777  
   
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $11,635  
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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$33,571 - $100,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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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 who advance into the role of a Plant Manager of Manufacturing are fairly uncommon. Plant Managers of Manufacturing on average earn $81K per year. Production Foremans most frequently become Manufacturing Production Supervisors and General Manufacturing Foremen even though median compensation is $3K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman


Production Foremans report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. Those familiar with Production Support also tend to know Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Foreman

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


Production Foremans with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $46K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $53K. Production Foremans claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Production Foremans who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $63K.

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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: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 15%
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