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Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary

Median pay for Production Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $51K annually. Cash earnings for Production Managers — including $10K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $32K to $83K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by slightly more than half. Most Production Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,152 - $83,325
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$83K
MEDIAN: $51,462
10%
50%
90%

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$11.94 - $27.24
(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
$34,152 - $83,325  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,066  
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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$31,688 - $82,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $27.24  
   
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 - $10,066  
   
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).
)
$31,688 - $82,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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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. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Construction Estimating and Microsoft Excel. 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.


For many Production Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 $53K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Production Managers make a median salary of $61K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of 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
up arrow 1%

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 8%

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: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 27%
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