Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salary

A little over a half of Manufacturing Production Supervisors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $35K to $75K per year, but median earnings come to around $55K per year. Total incomes of Manufacturing Production Supervisors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $35K and $75K. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Manufacturing Production Supervisors are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Manufacturing Production Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,809 - $76,288
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,770
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90%

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$12.84 - $25.70
(Median)
$13
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,809 - $76,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,007  
Profit Sharing
$4.70 - $5,118  
Commission
$1,250  
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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$34,866 - $75,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $25.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15  
Overtime
$18.40 - $39.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,007  
   
Commission
$1,250  
Profit Sharing
$4.70 - $5,118  
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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$34,866 - $75,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,022
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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.

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Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Tasks

  • Maintain departmental day-to-day production activities, monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Supervise production staff and give technical direction.
  • Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.
  • Ensure product is in compliance with customer standards and ensure fulfillment goals.

Common Career Paths for Production Supervisor, Manufacturing


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Manufacturing Production Supervisors' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Plant Manager of Manufacturing. The average Plant Manager of Manufacturing brings home $81K per year. The most common promotion for Manufacturing Production Supervisors is a Production Supervisor position, which usually brings in $50K a year. Another standard transition for Manufacturing Production Supervisors seeking advancement is to assume a Manufacturing Production Manager role, where pay is often $62K.

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Popular Skills for Production Supervisor, Manufacturing


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Operations Management, Process Improvement, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Machine Operation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Training. Most people experienced in Leadership also know 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.


Manufacturing Production Supervisors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $52K. Manufacturing Production Supervisors see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Manufacturing Production Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,206

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Manufacturing Production Supervisors in Minneapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Manufacturing Production Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+18 percent), Cincinnati (+14 percent), Nashville (+13 percent), and St. Louis (+12 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent. Workers in Indianapolis and Louisville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salaries




Production Management
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Leadership
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Team Leadership
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Scheduling
0%

National Average
$52,000

People Management
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Job Scheduling
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Troubleshooting
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Microsoft Excel
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Safety Compliance
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Training
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 653 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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