Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary

Production Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $54K per year. Overall cash earnings for Production Managers stretch from $33K on the lower end to $85K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Production Managers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. While some workers in this profession — around one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. For the most part, Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,180 - $83,990
$36K
$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,469
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90%

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$12.89 - $25.80
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.41
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,180 - $83,990  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $14,777  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
Commission
$5,087  
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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$33,322 - $84,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 384
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.89 - $25.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.00  
Overtime
$18.85 - $42.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$194.89 - $14,777  
   
Commission
$5,087  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$33,322 - $84,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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Job Description for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)

A production manager (of the unspecified type) is responsible to supervising, motivating, and supporting their staff on a daily basis. A production manager must plan, schedule, strategize, and oversee production activities while remaining cost effective. The production manager is critical to overall customer satisfaction and must communicate effectively with clients; additionally, they must use a team-focused approach to maintain excellent communication with their staff. A production manager must meet their department's production and customer satisfaction goals. Their responsibilities also include effectively communicating with the general manager/owner and the sales/production teams, giving regular updates to make sure that production, sales, and customers’ needs are met.

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Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Tasks

  • Coordinate and direct the completion of a project, develop production schedules, and ensure work is completed on time.
  • Supervise project staffing, assign tasks, and evaluate the performance of employees.
  • Oversee the ordering and delivery of materials and equipment, track inventory, and maintain purchase records.
  • Manage project quality control, and facilitate communication with directors, workers, and other project teams to prevent errors.
  • Calculate costs associated with the project, including materials and wages, and ensure the project stays within budget.

Common Career Paths for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)


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Though it's uncommon, some Production Managers move into roles as Operations Directors, where pay is an average $84K per year. With an annual salary of $63K, Manufacturing Production Manager is the most common role for Production Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Print Production Manager role — which usually pays $51K — is also typical for Production Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)


Production Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Product Development, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 16 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Those listing Adobe Photoshop as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relationship Management and Powerpoint also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know People Management are also skilled in Project Management and Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)

Pay by Experience for a Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 211 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 185 salaries. An experienced Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 149 salaries. A Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 62 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,145

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Production Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+30 percent), Atlanta (+25 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). When it comes to pay, smaller cities present little opportunity for Production Managers. With fewer than a million residents each, the three lowest-paying cities in the field are Columbus, Portland, and Denver, all offering salaries below the national rate. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (15 percent less) and Denver (12 percent less).

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Key Stats for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salaries

▲18%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$52,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Product Development
▲23%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲16%

Scheduling
▲15%


Microsoft Office
▲5%

Leadership
▲4%



Construction Estimating
▼0%

National Average
$52,000



Inventory Management
▼4%

Powerpoint
▼10%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼12%

Adobe Photoshop
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 27%