Median pay for Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers is around $59K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers approaches anywhere from $35K on the lower end to $85K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,375 - $83,612
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$84K
MEDIAN: $59,294
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90%

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$12.42 - $24.97
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,375 - $83,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,923  
Profit Sharing
$6.93 - $7,047  
Commission
$1,017  
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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$34,571 - $84,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $24.97  
   
Overtime
$18.33 - $36.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,923  
   
Commission
$1,017  
Profit Sharing
$6.93 - $7,047  
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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$34,571 - $84,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 329
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,139

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Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+25 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (12 percent less) and San Diego (9 percent less).

Production Manager, Manufacturing Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Production Manager, Manufacturing in Sandusky:
"Trust those around you."
People are the greatest resource production managers utilize. Trust and develop those around you as often as possible.

Production Manager, Manufacturing in Chicago:
Be ready for everything: automotive is one of the most interesting business, you learn a lot and you are always on the edge, but on the other hand it is very requesting.

Production Manager, Manufacturing in Paragould:
"Relentless."
Every hour every day has to be devoted to safety improvement, process improvement, increased productivity, budget performance and ensuring high quality standards are maintained.

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Skills That Affect Production Manager, Manufacturing Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 18%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Leadership
up arrow 4%

Process Improvement
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Production Management
up arrow 4%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 7%

Scheduling
up arrow 7%

Production Support
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Machine Operation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 283 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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