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Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary

The average Manufacturing Production Lead in the United States earns approximately $15.89 per hour. Total incomes of Manufacturing Production Leads incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $26K and $56K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Though the majority of Manufacturing Production Leads do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Manufacturing Production Leads greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,939 - $81,685
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$82K
MEDIAN: $47,135
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$11.71 - $22.06
(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
$30,939 - $81,685  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,050  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,589  
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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$25,589 - $56,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $22.06  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $32.99  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,589  
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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$25,589 - $56,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 551

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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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Manufacturing Production Leads who go on to become Manufacturing Production Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Manufacturing Production Managers is $62K annually. Manufacturing Production Leads most often move into positions as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Production Supervisors; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Lead, Manufacturing


Manufacturing Production Leads note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, facility with Lean Manufacturing, Operations Management, and Training are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 28 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Machine Operation. Competency in Machine Operation frequently indicates knowledge of Team Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Lead, Manufacturing

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


Manufacturing Production Leads do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $39K. Manufacturing Production Leads who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $43K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $48K on average.

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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 28%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 36%

Operations Management
up arrow 28%

Training
up arrow 12%

National Average
$37,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

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