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.

$41,481 - $79,004
$41K
$58K
$79K
MEDIAN: $58,159
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$13.78 - $26.90
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,481 - $79,004  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,325  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,103  
Commission
$2,000  
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).
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$35,691 - $77,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,410
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $26.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$20.40 - $41.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,325  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,103  
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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$35,691 - $77,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 727

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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

  • 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


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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

National Average: $54,302

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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).

Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Supervisor, Manufacturing?

Production Supervisor, Manufacturing in Auburn Hills:
"Responsibility without authority."
Pros: Managing Employees. Continuous Improvement. Working With My Team. Making My Own Hours. Trusted On My Own. Learning New Skills.
Cons: Nothing Is Good Enough. Watching The Company Make Marketing Mistakes That Can Lead To The Company's Demise. Constant Stress. Adding Responsibilities Without Compensation. Constant Email Flow, Even After Hours.

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Key Stats for Production Supervisor, Manufacturing

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 356 votes.
026
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 356 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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