Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary (United States)

Pay for Production Managers in the United States is typically around $50,514 annually. Compensation starts at $31,341 and can reach $82,654 per year. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field—about a quarter—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Making up 70 percent of the field, male Production Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Work is enjoyable for Production Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary (?
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$33,649 - $82,612
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MEDIAN: $52,043
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Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salary (?
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$11.80 - $26.86
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,649 - $82,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,179  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,621  
Commission
$2,035 - $9,721  
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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$31,341 - $82,654  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 560
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $26.86  
   
Overtime
$16.71 - $35.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,179  
   
Commission
$2,035 - $9,721  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,621  
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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$31,341 - $82,654  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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 not the most common occurrence, Production Managers who become Operations Directors earn an extra $34K per year. However, Production Managers typically graduate to Production Manager, Manufacturings or Production Manager, Prints.

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Popular Skills for Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Scheduling, Microsoft Excel, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 19 percent, 18 percent, 12 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Construction Estimating. Most people experienced in People Management also 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.
For many but not all Production Managers, a key factor in salary decisions is experience; more experience generally yields higher pay. Beginning workers can expect to earn $41K starting out, which grows to $55K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $61K. Salary increase slows as Production Managers pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $62K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Dallas
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National Average
$51,000
Los Angeles
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Production Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+11 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Operations Management
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Excel
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Leadership
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Microsoft Word
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Production Management
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Project Management
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National Average
$51,000
People Management
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Construction Estimating
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 24%
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