Production Foreman Salary

With just under three-fifths of Production Foremans in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $33K to $102K per year and averages out to $65K per year. Cash earnings for Production Foremans — including $15K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $33K to $102K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Most Production Foremans like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,335 - $108,725
(Median)
$43K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,233
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90%

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Production Foremans sometimes become Plant Managers of Manufacturing, where the average income is $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.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman


Production Foremans report using a diverse set of skills 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Welding, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Leadership. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $47K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Production Foremans make a median salary of $57K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $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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