Entry-Level Production Manager, Manufacturing Salary

Average Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers make around $55K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers stretch from $33K on the lower end to $81K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. There are far more male Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$37,149 - $80,127
(Median)
$37K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,474
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90%

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$11.54 - $23.31
(Median)
$12
$17
$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
$37,149 - $80,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,610  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $7,856  
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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$32,784 - $80,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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
$11.54 - $23.31  
   
Overtime
$16.23 - $35.48  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,610  
   
Commission
$968 - $1,221  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $7,856  
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).
)
$32,784 - $80,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 344
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. 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 (+5 percent). Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers in Denver make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Portland and Indianapolis (17 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Production Support
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 10%

Machine Operation
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 391 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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