Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salary

The majority of Manufacturing Production Supervisors in the United States — a little more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $35K to $75K per year, and the median is $55K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Manufacturing Production Supervisors can bottom out near $35K or peak near $75K depending on individual performance. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Manufacturing Production Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority (85 percent) of Manufacturing Production Supervisors who answered the questionnaire are male. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$39,809 - $76,288
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,770
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$12.84 - $25.70
(Median)
$13
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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 (?
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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 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 Production Supervisors. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $50K. Another common career choice for Manufacturing Production Supervisors is to move into a Manufacturing Production Manager role — this promotion usually pays $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 familiar with 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. Manufacturing Production Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. 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 $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,206

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

For Manufacturing Production Supervisors, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Manufacturing Production Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+18 percent), Cincinnati (+14 percent), Nashville (+13 percent), and St. Louis (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 5 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Louisville (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, 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
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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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