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Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary (United States)

The average Manufacturing Production Lead in the United States earns approximately $15.95 per hour. Total cash earnings of Manufacturing Production Leads range from $25K on the low end to $58K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $4K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A solid majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Manufacturing Production Leads. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary (?
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$30,981 - $85,054
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MEDIAN: $49,660
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Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary (?
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$11.63 - $21.91
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,981 - $85,054  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,086  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $3,500  
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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$25,436 - $57,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $21.91  
   
Overtime
$14.93 - $32.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,086  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $3,500  
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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$25,436 - $57,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 532
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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 $61K annually. When Manufacturing Production Leads are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Production Supervisor, Manufacturings or Production Supervisors. Those roles pay an additional $12K and $11K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Lead, Manufacturing

Survey results show that Manufacturing Production Leads typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Training, Machine Operation, and Team Leadership can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Employees educated in Machine Operation are typically practiced in Team Leadership, too.

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $35K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $39K. For Manufacturing Production Leads, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $47K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — more than half of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$38,000
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Manufacturing Production Leads will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Portland, San Diego, Austin, and Minneapolis, where Manufacturing Production Leads typically earn around 18 percent, 9 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent more than usual.

Production Lead, Manufacturing Reviews

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
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

Training
up arrow 10%
National Average
$38,000
Team Leadership
up arrow 1%
Machine Operation
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%