Production Foreman Salary

With just below 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 $32K to $100K per year and averages out to $67K per year. Cash earnings for Production Foremans — which occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $32K to approximately $100K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Production Foremans claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,678 - $107,530
(Median)
$41K
$67K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,663
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90%

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$12.82 - $25.33
(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
$40,678 - $107,530  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,906  
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $16,107  
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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$32,334 - $100,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $25.33  
   
Overtime
$17.60 - $37.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,906  
   
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $16,107  
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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$32,334 - $100,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247

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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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At the upper end, Production Foremans who move into a Plant Manager of Manufacturing role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Plant Managers of Manufacturing is a much higher $81K per year. A lot of Production Foremans advance their careers by becoming Manufacturing Production Supervisors and General Manufacturing Foremen. However, those positions offer $4K less and $5K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman


Survey takers who work as Production Foremans typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Production Support, People Management, Troubleshooting, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Welding as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Troubleshooting also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those 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.


For Production Foremans, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $53K. On average, Production Foremans make $57K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Production Foreman generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $64K.

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Experience Affects Production Foreman Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Production Foreman Salaries

Production Support
0%

People Management
0%

National Average
$54,000



Welding
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%