The average Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Manager earns approximately $59K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers bottoms out near $35K and approaches $85K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Male Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,282 - $83,948
$39K
$59K
$84K
MEDIAN: $59,454
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$12.40 - $24.84
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,282 - $83,948  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,868  
Profit Sharing
$7.30 - $7,867  
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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$34,734 - $84,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $24.84  
   
Overtime
$18.40 - $35.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,868  
   
Commission
$1,017  
Profit Sharing
$7.30 - $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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$34,734 - $84,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 330

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,107

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers, Charlotte offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+25 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Minneapolis (+18 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Diego. Employers in Kansas City and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Production Manager, Manufacturing Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Production Manager, Manufacturing

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 276 votes.
069
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Production Manager, Manufacturing Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 20%

Operations Management
up arrow 8%

Process Improvement
up arrow 5%



Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 6%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 7%


Product Development
up arrow 14%

Machine Operation
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 276 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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