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Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary

Median pay for Production Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $52K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $3K, respectively — total cash payment to Production Managers can bottom out near $32K or peak near $83K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Production Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,003 - $83,161
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$83K
MEDIAN: $51,658
10%
50%
90%

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$11.97 - $27.35
(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
$34,003 - $83,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,115  
Profit Sharing
$486.45 - $3,064  
Commission
$4,069 - $10,084  
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).
)
$31,500 - $83,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 470
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.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $27.35  
   
Overtime
$16.87 - $36.03  
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 - $10,115  
   
Commission
$4,069 - $10,084  
Profit Sharing
$486.45 - $3,064  
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).
)
$31,500 - $83,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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 $85K annually. Becoming a Manufacturing Production Manager or a Print Production Manager is, however, a more typical career progression for Production Managers.

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Popular Skills for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)


Survey results show that Production Managers use a fair number of 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Construction Estimating, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. Those proficient in People Management are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Production Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $42K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. For Production Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. Production Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $63K on average.

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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%

Production Management
0%

National Average
$50,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 27%