Median pay for Manufacturing Production Leads in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.55 per hour. Total cash earnings of Manufacturing Production Leads range from $27K on the low end to $58K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $4K and $6K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Manufacturing Production Leads survey respondents are men (77 percent). For the most part, Manufacturing Production Leads enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,347 - $96,193
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MEDIAN: $50,142
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$12.19 - $22.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,347 - $96,193  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,854  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$27,171 - $58,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $22.51  
   
Overtime
$17.56 - $33.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,854  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,500  
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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$27,171 - $58,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 618

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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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There are some Manufacturing Production Leads — though it's uncommon — that transition into Plant Managers of Manufacturing, where earnings are an average $82K annually. Manufacturing Production Leads most often move into positions as Production Supervisors or Manufacturing Production Supervisors; those groups report median salaries that are $12K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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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. It is often found that people who know Machine Operation are also skilled in Training.

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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $40K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $35K. Manufacturing Production Leads who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $43K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Manufacturing Production Lead generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $49K.

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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
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 26%

Scheduling
up arrow 21%

Operations Management
up arrow 20%

Troubleshooting
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Team Leadership
0%

People Management
0%

National Average
$39,000



Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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