Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salary

The majority of Manufacturing Production Supervisors in the United States — roughly one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $35K to $73K per year, and the median is $53K per year. In the world of Manufacturing Production Supervisors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $35K and $73K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Manufacturing Production Supervisors is high. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Manufacturing Production Supervisors are male.

$38,932 - $73,479
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$73K
MEDIAN: $53,013
10%
50%
90%

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$12.80 - $25.10
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,932 - $73,479  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,118  
Profit Sharing
$401.60 - $5,180  
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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$34,656 - $73,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,677
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$18.44 - $38.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,118  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,500  
Profit Sharing
$401.60 - $5,180  
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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$34,656 - $73,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,077

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Plant Manager of Manufacturing, where median compensation is $81K annually. As Manufacturing Production Supervisors progress in their field, many go on to become Manufacturing Production Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $62K per year. Another common career choice for Manufacturing Production Supervisors is to move into a Production Supervisor role. Typically, Production Supervisors get paid $50K.

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Popular Skills for Production Supervisor, Manufacturing


Survey results imply that Manufacturing Production Supervisors deploy 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 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Machine Operation and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those who learned People Management also tend to know Production Management. Most people skilled in Leadership are similarly competent in Lean Manufacturing, Production Management, 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. Manufacturing Production Supervisors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $57K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Cincinnati offers some of the highest pay in the country for Manufacturing Production Supervisors, 20 percent above the national average. Manufacturing Production Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+18 percent), Minneapolis (+17 percent), St. Louis (+14 percent), and Portland (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Louisville, which sits 5 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Milwaukee and Dallas (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salaries




Microsoft Office
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Production Management
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Scheduling
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Leadership
up arrow 1%

Team Leadership
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Troubleshooting
0%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$51,000

People Management
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Job Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 767 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 14%