Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Production Leads in the United States take home an average $16.04 per hour. In the world of Manufacturing Production Leads, total cash compensation can vary between $26K and $57K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $3K and $4K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Manufacturing Production Leads survey respondents are men (74 percent). Job satisfaction for Manufacturing Production Leads is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,002 - $81,434
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$81K
MEDIAN: $46,760
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$11.74 - $22.40
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,002 - $81,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,051  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,523  
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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$25,698 - $57,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $22.40  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $33.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,523  
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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$25,698 - $57,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 582
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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.

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At the upper end, Manufacturing Production Leads who move into a Manufacturing Production Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Manufacturing Production Managers is a much higher $62K per year. Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Production Supervisors are common next-step roles for Manufacturing Production Leads moving up in their careers; annual pay for Manufacturing Production Supervisors is $13K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Production Supervisors.

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Popular Skills for Production Lead, Manufacturing


Manufacturing Production Leads report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Lean Manufacturing, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 32 percent, and 25 percent, respectively. It is not unusual for someone who knows Machine Operation to be familiar with Team Leadership as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Lead, Manufacturing

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


Manufacturing Production Leads with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $34K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $38K. Manufacturing Production Leads bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $48K.

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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 29%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 47%

People Management
up arrow 32%

Operations Management
up arrow 25%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 19%

Training
up arrow 14%

Machine Operation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$38,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%
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