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Entry-Level Production Manager, Manufacturing Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers lies in the neighborhood of $55K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $33K and $81K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $8K, respectively. 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. While some workers in this profession — about a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,211 - $80,336
(Median)
$37K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,288
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90%

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$11.70 - $23.18
(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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,211 - $80,336  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,730  
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).
)
$32,743 - $81,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,498
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
$11.70 - $23.18  
   
Overtime
$16.34 - $34.57  
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 - $9,730  
   
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).
)
$32,743 - $81,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 334

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Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+27 percent), Grand Rapids (+7 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), and Pittsburgh (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 22 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Portland and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 17 percent lower and 15 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
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Operations Management
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Process Improvement
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Leadership
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Strategic Planning
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Production Management
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
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Job Scheduling
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 408 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%
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