Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary

The average Manufacturing Production Lead in the United States earns approximately $16.04 per hour. Total cash earnings of Manufacturing Production Leads range from $26K on the low end to $57K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $4K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Manufacturing Production Leads are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$31,129 - $80,858

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$11.73 - $22.42

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,129 - $80,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,045  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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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$25,718 - $57,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $22.42  
   
Overtime
$15.18 - $33.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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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$25,718 - $57,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 587
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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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As Manufacturing Production Leads transition into upper-level roles such as Manufacturing Production Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Manufacturing Production Managers earn $62K on average per year. It is quite typical for Manufacturing Production Leads to transition into roles as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Production Supervisors, where reported median earnings are $13K and $12K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Production Lead, Manufacturing


Survey results suggest that Manufacturing Production Leads use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Lean Manufacturing, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 25 percent, and 23 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Machine Operation tends to also indicate an understanding 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $34K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $39K. On average, Manufacturing Production Leads make $43K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $48K.

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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 4%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 46%

Operations Management
up arrow 25%

People Management
up arrow 23%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 19%

Training
up arrow 16%

Machine Operation
up arrow 4%

National Average
$38,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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