Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salary
The majority of Manufacturing Production Supervisors in the United States — about one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $36K to $78K per year, and the median is $58K per year. Overall cash earnings for Manufacturing Production Supervisors stretch from $36K on the lower end to $78K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Manufacturing Production Supervisors far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Manufacturing Production Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Production Supervisor, Manufacturing
Manufacturing production supervisors are responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and executing daily tasks in line with the production schedule. Daily tasks may include rate checks, sanitation checks, scrap reporting, inventory management, and mentoring of assistant supervisors. The production supervisor is also the head of their respective first-response team, managing safety and accidents, and reviewing all hazardous material requirements and practices. They also enforce all facility rules for all employees on the site.Read More...
Manufacturing production supervisors should have a strong manufacturing background, leadership skills and experience in the field. Strong math and computer skills are essential. College degree or equivalent experience typically is preferred. Strong communication skills (both written and oral) are required, and knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite is a plus.
Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Tasks
- Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.
- Ensure product is in compliance with customer standards and ensure fulfillment goals.
- Maintain departmental day-to-day production activities, monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
- Supervise production staff and give technical direction.
Common Career Paths for Production Supervisor, Manufacturing
Manufacturing Production Supervisors may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Plant Manager of Manufacturing. The latter position pays an average of $82K annually. Given that the median pay is $51K, it may be surprising to find that a Production Supervisor is the most common role for Manufacturing Production Supervisors to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Manufacturing Production Manager role — which pays $62K — is also typical for Manufacturing Production Supervisors, though less common by comparison.
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Popular Skills for Production Supervisor, Manufacturing
Manufacturing Production Supervisors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Job Scheduling, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Machine Operation, Training, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those proficient in Leadership are, more often than not, also skilled in Production Management, Lean Manufacturing, and Job Scheduling.
Pay by Experience Level for Production Supervisor, Manufacturing
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $54K. Manufacturing Production Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $57K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Manufacturing Production Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $62K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Manufacturing Production Supervisors, 18 percent above the national average. Manufacturing Production Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+17 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), St. Louis (+14 percent), and Cincinnati (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Des Moines. Below-median salaries also turn up in Lincoln and Orlando (10 percent lower).
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