Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary

Production Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $51K annually. Total cash compensation to Production Managers bottoms out near $32K and approaches $82K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men account for the majority of Production Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by over one-half. Work is enjoyable for Production Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,260 - $81,820
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $51,310
10%
50%
90%

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$11.96 - $27.40
(Median)
$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
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
$34,260 - $81,820  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $4,966  
Commission
$4,913 - $10,279  
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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$31,732 - $81,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 450
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
$11.96 - $27.40  
   
Overtime
$16.97 - $36.42  
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 - $10,119  
   
Commission
$4,913 - $10,279  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $4,966  
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).
)
$31,732 - $81,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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Job Description for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)

A production manager (of the unspecified type) is responsible to supervising, motivating, and supporting their staff on a daily basis. A production manager must plan, schedule, strategize, and oversee production activities while remaining cost effective. The production manager is critical to overall customer satisfaction and must communicate effectively with clients; additionally, they must use a team-focused approach to maintain excellent communication with their staff. A production manager must meet their department's production and customer satisfaction goals. Their responsibilities also include effectively communicating with the general manager/owner and the sales/production teams, giving regular updates to make sure that production, sales, and customers’ needs are met.

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Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Tasks

  • Manage project quality control, and facilitate communication with directors, workers, and other project teams to prevent errors.
  • Calculate costs associated with the project, including materials and wages, and ensure the project stays within budget.
  • Oversee the ordering and delivery of materials and equipment, track inventory, and maintain purchase records.
  • Coordinate and direct the completion of a project, develop production schedules, and ensure work is completed on time.
  • Supervise project staffing, assign tasks, and evaluate the performance of employees.

Common Career Paths for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)


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Production Managers who advance into the role of an Operations Director are fairly uncommon. Operations Directors on average earn $84K per year. However, Production Managers typically graduate to Manufacturing Production Managers or Print Production Managers.

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Popular Skills for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)


Production Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Operations Management, Leadership, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Construction Estimating and Microsoft Word. Those familiar with People Management also tend to know Project Management and Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Production Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $43K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $53K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Production Managers make a median salary of $61K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 18%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Leadership
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Production Management
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 28%
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