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Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Production Supervisors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $53K annually on average but can range from $35K to $74K per year. Cash earnings for Manufacturing Production Supervisors — including $6K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $35K to $74K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Manufacturing Production Supervisors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,011 - $73,817
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,031
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90%

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$12.81 - $25.06
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$39,011 - $73,817  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,087  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $5,205  
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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$34,555 - $73,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,584
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.81 - $25.06  
   
Overtime
$18.45 - $38.87  
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 - $6,087  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,500  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $5,205  
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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$34,555 - $73,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,051

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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. The most common career progression for Manufacturing Production Supervisors leads to becoming a Manufacturing Production Manager, where average pay is $62K annually. However, many Manufacturing Production Supervisors also opt to become Production Supervisors. Typically, a Production Supervisor brings home $50K.

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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, Operations Management, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those educated in Leadership tend to be well versed in Lean Manufacturing, Production Management, and Job Scheduling. Most people skilled in People Management are similarly competent in Production Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Supervisor, Manufacturing

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Manufacturing Production Supervisors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $47K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $51K. On average, Manufacturing Production Supervisors make $54K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $57K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Manufacturing Production Supervisors will find that Cincinnati offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Manufacturing Production Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+19 percent), Phoenix (+19 percent), St. Louis (+14 percent), and Portland (+14 percent). Louisville is the lowest-paying area, 7 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




Production Management
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Microsoft Office
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Leadership
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Scheduling
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Job Scheduling
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Team Leadership
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Troubleshooting
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National Average
$51,000

People Management
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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 739 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: 14%
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