Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary (United States)

A typical Manufacturing Production Lead in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.95 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $11.63 per hour to $21.91. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Manufacturing Production Leads are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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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 may experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder. An upper-level role like Manufacturing Production Manager may bring in a lot more money — an additional $23K annually. When Manufacturing Production Leads are ready for the next step in their career, they often become Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Production Supervisors, where they can expect an additional $12,222 or $11,024 per year.

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Popular Skills for Production Lead, Manufacturing

Manufacturing Production Leads typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Training is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 10 percent. Experience with Machine Operation is often linked with 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.
In most cases, Manufacturing Production Leads can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. At career start, salaries are typically $35K, which grows to $39K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $42K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years in the field, Manufacturing Production Leads see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $47K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter 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 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$38,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Manufacturing Production Leads, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. 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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$38,000
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Skills That Affect Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

Training
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National Average
$38,000
Team Leadership
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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%