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Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary

Production Managers in the United States take home approximately $52K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Production Managers varies from around $32K to approximately $83K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $4K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Most Production Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$34,147 - $83,083
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$83K
MEDIAN: $52,172
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50%
90%

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$11.94 - $27.06
(Median)
$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$34,147 - $83,083  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,074  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $3,587  
Commission
$4,000 - $9,826  
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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$31,595 - $83,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 517
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $27.06  
   
Overtime
$17.22 - $35.68  
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 - $10,074  
   
Commission
$4,000 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $3,587  
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).
)
$31,595 - $83,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
United States (change)

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 common career path for Production Managers is stepping into the role of Manufacturing Production Manager or Print Production Manager.

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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 Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Construction Estimating. 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.


Production Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $54K. On average, Production Managers make $61K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $63K.

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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 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Production Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 25%