Entry-Level Production Manager, Manufacturing Salary

Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers can expect wages of $55K annually on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $33K to approximately $81K. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers are male. While just under one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$37,201 - $80,199
(Median)
$37K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,474
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90%

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$11.56 - $23.26
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,201 - $80,199  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,629  
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $7,867  
Commission
$968 - $1,221  
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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$32,775 - $80,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,531
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $23.26  
   
Overtime
$16.25 - $35.41  
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 - $9,629  
   
Commission
$968 - $1,221  
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $7,867  
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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$32,775 - $80,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 348
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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers that is 26 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+16 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), Pittsburgh (+6 percent), and Milwaukee (+6 percent). Compared to the national average, Denver Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers have considerably lower salaries, 20 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (17 percent lower) and Indianapolis (14 percent lower).

Production Manager, Manufacturing Advice

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

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 Entry-Level Production Manager, Manufacturing Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 16%

Operations Management
up arrow 11%

Process Improvement
up arrow 7%

Leadership
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National Average
$53,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Production Support
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Production Management
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 9%

Machine Operation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 395 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 22%
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