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Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Production Leads in the United States can expect wages of $15.82 per hour on average. Incomes of Manufacturing Production Leads vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $3K cause paychecks to spread between $25K on the low end and $57K on the high end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Manufacturing Production Leads survey respondents are men (74 percent). The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$31,658 - $84,188
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MEDIAN: $47,763
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$11.60 - $21.84
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$31,658 - $84,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,058  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,052  
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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$25,355 - $56,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $21.84  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $32.79  
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 - $3,058  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,052  
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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$25,355 - $56,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 539
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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 may experience if they take an upper-level role like Manufacturing Production Manager. The position pays an average $62K annually. 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 takers who work as Manufacturing Production Leads report a focused set 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 47 percent, 28 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Machine Operation. Those with knowledge of Machine Operation tend to be skilled in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $34K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger 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 47%

Operations Management
up arrow 28%

Training
up arrow 12%

National Average
$37,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Machine Operation
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 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
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%