Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary

The average Production Manager in the United States earns approximately $52K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $33K and hits $83K on the high end. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Production Managers is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,437 - $82,347
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $51,728
10%
50%
90%

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$12.90 - $29.29
(Median)
$13
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
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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
$34,437 - $82,347  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,006  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $10,304  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$32,932 - $82,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $29.29  
   
Overtime
$18.34 - $45.49  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,006  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $10,304  
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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$32,932 - $82,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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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It's not very common for Production Managers to move on to become Operations Directors. Average pay for an Operations Director is $84K annually. 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 seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Operations Management, Leadership, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Construction Estimating, and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in People Management indicates knowledge of 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $54K. Production Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $62K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,093

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

Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Production Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+28 percent) and New York (+20 percent). The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Employers in Chicago and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 17%

Operations Management
up arrow 8%

Leadership
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Production Management
0%

People Management
0%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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