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Entry-Level Production Manager, Manufacturing Salary

The average Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Manager earns approximately $55K per year. 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. The vast majority (81 percent) of Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. While roughly a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. For the most part, Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,061 - $80,115
(Median)
$37K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,982
10%
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90%

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$11.64 - $23.04
(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
$37,061 - $80,115  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,719  
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $7,867  
Commission
$500 - $4,600  
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).
)
$32,674 - $81,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 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
$11.64 - $23.04  
   
Overtime
$16.37 - $34.08  
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 - $9,719  
   
Commission
$500 - $4,600  
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).
)
$32,674 - $81,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 332

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Pay Difference by Location


Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers, 27 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Tulsa (+18 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), Buffalo (+8 percent), and Grand Rapids (+8 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Manufacturing Production Managers is geography, with workers in Denver earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Employers in Portland and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 9 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 18%

Operations Management
up arrow 12%

Process Improvement
up arrow 8%

Production Support
up arrow 8%

Leadership
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

People Management
0%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$53,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

Production Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 8%

Machine Operation
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 416 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 21%