Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary

For Manufacturing Production Leads, hourly average wages total $16.21 per hour. In the world of Manufacturing Production Leads, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $3K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $26K and $58K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Manufacturing Production Leads survey respondents are men (73 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Manufacturing Production Leads. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,327 - $83,557
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$84K
MEDIAN: $47,002
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$11.86 - $22.41
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$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,327 - $83,557  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,141  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,411  
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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$26,452 - $57,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $22.41  
   
Overtime
$15.86 - $33.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,141  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,411  
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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$26,452 - $57,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 668
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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.

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Manufacturing Production Leads' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Manufacturing Production Manager. The average Manufacturing Production Manager brings home $62K per year. Production Supervisors or Manufacturing Production Supervisors are common next-step roles for Manufacturing Production Leads moving up in their careers; annual pay for Production Supervisors is $12K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Manufacturing Production Supervisors.

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Popular Skills for Production Lead, Manufacturing


Survey results imply that Manufacturing Production Leads put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Production Management, Scheduling, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 24 percent, and 23 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Machine Operation and Team Leadership are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $39K. Manufacturing Production Leads see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Manufacturing Production Lead generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $47K.

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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




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

Production Management
up arrow 25%

Scheduling
up arrow 24%

Operations Management
up arrow 23%

Training
up arrow 14%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 14%


People Management
up arrow 5%

Machine Operation
up arrow 4%

Team Leadership
0%

National Average
$38,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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