Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary

Median pay for Production Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $52K per year. The range in cash compensation to Production Managers ($33K to $83K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Production Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,437 - $82,347
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $51,728
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$12.90 - $29.29
(Median)
$13
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,437 - $82,347  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,006  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $10,304  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$32,932 - $82,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $29.29  
   
Overtime
$18.34 - $45.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,006  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $10,304  
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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$32,932 - $82,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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 some Production Managers move into positions like Operations Director (where the average salary is $84K), this progression is not the norm. More often, however, Production Managers go on to become Manufacturing Production Managers or Print Production Managers.

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Popular Skills for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)


Production Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Operations Management, Leadership, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Construction Estimating, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with People Management also tend to 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.


For Production Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $54K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,093

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Production Managers, 29 percent above the national average. Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+28 percent) and New York (+20 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Denver (13 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 17%

Operations Management
up arrow 8%

Leadership
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Production Management
0%

People Management
0%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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