Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary

The average Manufacturing Production Lead in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.03 per hour. Final cash compensation to Manufacturing Production Leads varies from around $26K to approximately $57K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $3K and $4K, respectively. Career duration 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 a majority. Most Manufacturing Production Leads report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Manufacturing Production Leads greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,065 - $81,163
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$81K
MEDIAN: $47,135
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$11.75 - $22.37
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,065 - $81,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,045  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,535  
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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$25,724 - $57,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $22.37  
   
Overtime
$15.29 - $33.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,535  
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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$25,724 - $57,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 579
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Manufacturing Production Manager, where median compensation is $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 results suggest that Manufacturing Production Leads put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Lean Manufacturing, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 31 percent, and 25 percent, respectively. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Manufacturing Production Leads — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During the first five years of their careers, Manufacturing Production Leads see a median income of $34K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $38K. Manufacturing Production Leads with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. Manufacturing Production Leads who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $49K.

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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 46%

People Management
up arrow 31%

Operations Management
up arrow 25%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 18%

Training
up arrow 13%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 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: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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