Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary (United States)

Pay for Manufacturing Production Leads in the United States is typically around $15.95 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $11.63 per hour and does not exceed $21.91. Total cash income, which bottoms out near $30,981 and peaks near $85,054, incorporates potential for more than $3,086 from bonuses and close to $3,500 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Making up 73 percent of the field, male Manufacturing Production Leads greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Manufacturing Production Leads are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
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  
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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  
PayScale
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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Compensation may increase greatly for Manufacturing Production Leads who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Manufacturing Production Manager may make an additional $23K per year than lower-end positions. Manufacturing Production Leads most often move into positions as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Production Supervisors, where they can expect an extra $12,222 or $11,024 per year.

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Popular Skills for Production Lead, Manufacturing

Manufacturing Production Leads who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Training is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 10 percent. 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.
For Manufacturing Production Leads, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Salaries start at $35K, which grows to $39K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $42K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Manufacturing Production Leads at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $47K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent 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 10. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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San Diego
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Austin
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Minneapolis
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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. Manufacturing Production Leads can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+18 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), Austin (+5 percent), and Minneapolis (+4 percent).

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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%
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