Entry-Level Production Manager, Manufacturing Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers is around $55K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers bottoms out near $33K and approaches $81K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. While some workers in this profession — between a fifth and a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. There are far more male Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. For the most part, Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,247 - $79,997

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$11.63 - $23.01

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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,247 - $79,997  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,595  
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $7,836  
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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$32,774 - $80,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,539
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $23.01  
   
Overtime
$16.41 - $35.26  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,595  
   
Commission
$968 - $1,221  
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $7,836  
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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$32,774 - $80,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350
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Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+9 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), Pittsburgh (+6 percent), and Milwaukee (+6 percent). Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers in Denver earn salaries far below the national average by 20 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (17 percent less) and Indianapolis (14 percent less).

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 10%

Process Improvement
up arrow 7%

Leadership
up arrow 4%

Production Support
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$53,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Production Management
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

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 387 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 22%
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