Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary
Average Production Managers in the United States make around $55K annually. Cash earnings for Production Managers — including $14K in bonuses and $13K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $33K to $84K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While roughly a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Production Managers. More than half of Production Managers (67 percent) survey respondents are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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.Read More...
Typically, a production manager needs at least a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as several years of experience as a supervisor. He or she must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to analyze relevant production data. They must also have an in-depth knowledge of production and related operations. A production manager typically must be able to stand for much of their day and may need to occasionally lift objects up to 50 pounds. There may also be exposure to chemical fumes, and so the production manager must be capable of occasionally working in that environment as well.
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)
While Production Managers do not often become Operations Directors, the job pays $84K per year on average. With an annual salary of $62K, 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 wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Product Development, Scheduling, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 14 percent, and 6 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. Those proficient in People Management are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $55K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $58K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $61K.
Pay Difference by Location
New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Production Managers, 33 percent higher than the national average. Production Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+32 percent), Houston (+18 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), and San Francisco (+15 percent). For Production Managers, Columbus, Portland, and Denver, small cities with fewer than a million people, are home to the lowest salaries in the United States, all claiming a rate below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Portland and Denver (16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).
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