Production Manager, Manufacturing in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Just under three-fifths of Chicago Manufacturing Production Managers have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $43K to $104K per year, but median earnings come to around $74K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Most Manufacturing Production Managers in Chicago like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,132 - $96,839
MEDIAN: $74,259

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$49,132 - $96,839  
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$42,930 - $104,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Pay by Experience Level for Production Manager, Manufacturing

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Manufacturing Production Managers in Chicago — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $60K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $67K on average. Manufacturing Production Managers in Chicago, Ill. bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Chicago Manufacturing Production Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $84K on average.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Manufacturing Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Production Manager, Manufacturing Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
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Operations Management
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National Average

Process Improvement
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Production Management
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People Management
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Job Scheduling
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Production Support
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


6 %
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 6%