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Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Production Leads in the United States take home approximately $15.95 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Production Leads approaches anywhere from $26K on the lower end to $57K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Manufacturing Production Leads survey respondents are men (74 percent). For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,876 - $81,920
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$82K
MEDIAN: $46,760
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$11.70 - $22.15
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,876 - $81,920  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,045  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,561  
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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$25,509 - $56,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $22.15  
   
Overtime
$14.99 - $33.21  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,561  
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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$25,509 - $56,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 568

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Job Description for Production Lead, Manufacturing

Manufacturing production leads are responsible for a variety of tasks including planning, scheduling, and helping resolve production issues. Their main objective is to ensure that all production projects are completed in a timely manner and stay within budget. In the manufacturing environment, the production lead supervises the entire production line. They handle scheduling and oversee floor operations, monitoring the performance of production workers, verifying product quality, handling scheduling, and tracking key performance metrics (such as those related to quality and efficiency).

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Production Lead, Manufacturing Tasks

  • Act as department communicator during status meetings, management updates, and staff shift changes.
  • Perform manufacturing processes to aid in fulfillment of production timeline and goals.
  • Lead, train, and coach manufacturing staff to ensure requirements are met for production, fulfillment, and employee safety.
  • Organize shift schedules; track and report daily metrics.

Common Career Paths for Production Lead, Manufacturing


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As Manufacturing Production Leads transition into upper-level roles such as Manufacturing Production Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Manufacturing Production Managers earn $62K on average per year. The most common next step for a Manufacturing Production Lead is to become a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Production Supervisor. The former position pays an additional $13K per year on average, and the latter position pays $12K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Production Lead, Manufacturing


Survey results show that Manufacturing Production Leads use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Lean Manufacturing, Operations Management, and Job Scheduling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 59 percent, 28 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Machine Operation and Team Leadership are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Lead, Manufacturing

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


For Manufacturing Production Leads, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $34K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $38K. Manufacturing Production Leads with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Manufacturing Production Leads with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $47K.

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What is it like working as a Production Lead, Manufacturing?

Production Lead, Manufacturing in Longmont:
"Coordination And Supervision."
Pros: General challenge to meet daily output goals and shipment deadlines. Working together with other affiliated departments to improve efficiency and maximum output. Having the opportunity to have significant impact on the company's daily success.
Cons: Taking heat from high superiors when issues or problems occur that effect the output. Amount of mandatory overtime. Disorganization, lack of preparing for high volume seasons,

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Experience Affects Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 59%

Operations Management
up arrow 28%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 19%

Training
up arrow 12%

National Average
$37,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Machine Operation
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%
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