Entry-Level Production Manager, Manufacturing Salary

Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers pull down an average of $56K annually. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers spread between $34K and $82K depending on individual performance. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. The vast majority of Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers (82 percent) who took the survey are men. For the most part, Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,310 - $81,038
(Median)
$38K
$56K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,189
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$11.78 - $23.90
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,310 - $81,038  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,772  
Profit Sharing
$352.35 - $8,028  
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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$33,939 - $82,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,727
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $23.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44  
Overtime
$16.34 - $36.32  
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 - $9,772  
   
Commission
$1,017  
Profit Sharing
$352.35 - $8,028  
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).
)
$33,939 - $82,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 388
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,680

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Kansas City (+13 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Cincinnati (+11 percent), and Milwaukee (+5 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Indianapolis and Portland (9 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 Production Manager, Manufacturing Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 16%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Process Improvement
up arrow 7%

Leadership
up arrow 3%

National Average
$54,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Production Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Production Support
up arrow 5%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 6%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 6%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 11%

Machine Operation
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 419 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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