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Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary

Production Managers in the United States can expect wages of $51K per year on average. Total incomes of Production Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $32K and $83K. Career duration 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. While close to one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a little over a half have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$34,028 - $83,029
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$83K
MEDIAN: $51,462
10%
50%
90%

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$12.01 - $27.67
(Median)
$12
$17
$28
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
$34,028 - $83,029  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,085  
Profit Sharing
$487.96 - $5,000  
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).
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$31,598 - $82,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 463
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
$12.01 - $27.67  
   
Overtime
$16.82 - $36.08  
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 - $10,085  
   
Commission
$4,069 - $10,084  
Profit Sharing
$487.96 - $5,000  
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).
)
$31,598 - $82,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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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Though some Production Managers move into positions like Operations Director (where the average salary is $85K), this progression is not the norm. A more likely transition for Production Managers is Manufacturing Production Manager or Production Manager, Print.

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Popular Skills for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)


Production Managers seem to require a number of specific 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Construction Estimating, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. 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.


Production Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $42K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Production Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $62K.

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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
0%

National Average
$50,000

Production Management
up arrow 1%

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 140 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 26%
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