Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Production Leads in the United States can expect wages of $16.58 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings for Manufacturing Production Leads stretch from $27K on the lower end to $58K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $4K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Manufacturing Production Leads who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Manufacturing Production Leads like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,164 - $94,971
$37K
$50K
$95K
MEDIAN: $50,315
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50%
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$12.21 - $22.48
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,164 - $94,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,533  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,896  
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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$27,030 - $57,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $22.48  
   
Overtime
$17.68 - $33.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,533  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,896  
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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$27,030 - $57,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 612

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Production Lead, Manufacturing


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Manufacturing Production Leads sometimes assume positions such as Plant Managers of Manufacturing. That role pays $82K per year on average. The most common next step for a Manufacturing Production Lead is to become a Production Supervisor or a Manufacturing Production Supervisor. The former position pays an additional $12K per year on average, and the latter position pays $12K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Production Lead, Manufacturing


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Inventory Control, Scheduling, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 21 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Machine Operation indicates knowledge of Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Lead, Manufacturing

Pay by Experience for a Production Lead, Manufacturing has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Lead, Manufacturing with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 370 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Lead, Manufacturing with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 223 salaries. An experienced Production Lead, Manufacturing which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 171 salaries. A Production Lead, Manufacturing with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,932

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Manufacturing Production Leads that is 30 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Manufacturing Production Leads can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+26 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Austin (+10 percent), and Denver (+10 percent). Manufacturing Production Leads in Louisville report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 20 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (20 percent lower) and Los Angeles (18 percent lower).

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Production Lead, Manufacturing

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

▲26%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$39,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

Inventory Control
▲26%

Scheduling
▲21%

Operations Management
▲20%

Troubleshooting
▲14%




Team Leadership
▼0%

Training
▼0%

National Average
$39,000



Organizing
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 17%