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Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary (United States)

Annual wages for Production Managers in the United States typically come in around $52K per year. Overall cash earnings for Production Managers stretch from $31K on the lower end to $83K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $4K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair portion do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Production Managers. Most Production Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary (?
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$33,649 - $82,612
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MEDIAN: $52,043
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Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary (?
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$11.80 - $26.86
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,649 - $82,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,179  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,621  
Commission
$2,035 - $9,721  
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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$31,341 - $82,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 560
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $26.86  
   
Overtime
$16.71 - $35.48  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,179  
   
Commission
$2,035 - $9,721  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,621  
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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$31,341 - $82,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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
  • 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.
  • Oversee the ordering and delivery of materials and equipment, track inventory, and maintain purchase records.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)

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Though not the most common occurrence, Production Managers sometimes become Operations Directors, where the average income is $85K per year. It is more probable, however, that Production Managers become Manufacturing Production Managers or Print Production Managers.

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Popular Skills for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)

Production Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Scheduling, Microsoft Excel, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 19 percent, 18 percent, 12 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Construction Estimating. The majority of those who know People Management also know Project Management and Microsoft Word.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $54K. Production Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $62K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining close to one-seventh.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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National Average
$51,000
Los Angeles
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For Production Managers, New York provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 6 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Operations Management
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Excel
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Leadership
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Microsoft Word
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Production Management
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Project Management
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National Average
$51,000
People Management
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Construction Estimating
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 24%