Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Production Supervisors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $53K annually on average but can range from $34K to $74K per year. Total cash earnings of Manufacturing Production Supervisors range from $34K on the low end to $74K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $5K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Manufacturing Production Supervisors. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Manufacturing Production Supervisors are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,262 - $74,379

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$12.73 - $25.26

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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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,262 - $74,379  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,083  
Profit Sharing
$292.33 - $5,147  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,500  
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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$34,498 - $74,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,427
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.73 - $25.26  
   
Overtime
$18.31 - $39.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,083  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,500  
Profit Sharing
$292.33 - $5,147  
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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$34,498 - $74,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,018
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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 who transition into a Plant Manager of Manufacturing role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $81K per year. Becoming a Manufacturing Production Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Manufacturing Production Supervisors move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $62K. Another frequent advance is for Manufacturing Production Supervisors to assume a Production Supervisor role; in this role, workers often earn $50K.

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Popular Skills for Production Supervisor, Manufacturing


Manufacturing Production Supervisors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Operations Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Machine Operation and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. For most people, competency in Leadership indicates knowledge of 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.


For many Manufacturing Production Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $47K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $51K. On average, Manufacturing Production Supervisors make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Manufacturing Production Supervisors, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Manufacturing Production Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+18 percent), Cincinnati (+17 percent), St. Louis (+16 percent), and Nashville (+15 percent). Louisville is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salaries




Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Production Management
up arrow 3%

Leadership
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
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Team Leadership
0%

Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$51,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 685 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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