The average pay for a Production Supervisor is $54,878 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$39,869 - $73,521
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$40K
$55K
$74K
MEDIAN: $54,877
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$12.41 - $25.51
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$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,869 - $73,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,009  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,217  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$34,395 - $73,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,688
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $25.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.25  
Overtime
$18.46 - $38.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,009  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,217  
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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$34,395 - $73,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,148
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Job Description for Production Supervisor

Production supervisors can work in a number of different fields, but they are most commonly found in manufacturing and industrial facilities. In some cases they will supervise an entire plant; in other cases, they will manage a specific division with the plant facility. They are responsible for seeing that materials and supplies are stocked and that all the equipment is up to date, safe, and in proper working order. Most of the time, production supervisors will communicate directly with their workers and make sure that all deadlines are being met. The skills and knowledge required for this job vary depending on the size and location of the company. When working for a large company, a supervisor may be put in charge of the receiving department to ensure that shipments are accurate and processed promptly. Other times supervisors may be put in charge of managing the floor and different production processes or heading up the packaging and shipping quarters of the company. Production supervisors work closely with factory workers to help improve productivity. It is also important for supervisors to make themselves available to the workers in case they have any questions. When production supervisors work in smaller factories they generally oversee the entire process. They are responsible for ensuring that accurate materials are being brought to the facility. They also work closely with the workers and oversee the packaging and shipping of the materials. In some cases they are also in charge of hiring and training new employees. Most companies require production supervisors to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business administration and in some cases they can be certified by the Association for Operations Management.


Production Supervisor Tasks

  • 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.
  • Supervise staff and give direction in a manufacturing department.
  • Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,529

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Production Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Production Supervisor?

Production Supervisor in Fort Worth:
"Babysitting."
Pros: Motivating and promoting individual growth. Seeing others move up that I've mentored. Building and implementing processes with a team.
Cons: Rapidly changing production targets due to failed planning on a director level.

Production Supervisor in Spring Lake:
"Great Company to Work For."
Pros: Shape is a company that really cares about its' employees. The benefits are great, and management treats their employees like they are part of the family.
Cons: The pay scale is lower than most comparable companies.

Production Supervisor in La Crosse:
Pros: The people who work so hard for me. Watching all my hard work training people pay off in their ability to do their job efficiently and correctly.
Cons: Having to discipline someone.

Production Supervisor in Farmington:
"Making quality products efficiently."
Pros: I like working with people to resolve challenges. Different challenges arise daily and they all call for a certain approach. At the end of the day, it is very rewarding to be able to pull it all together and meet our schedules.
Cons: Not being able to come up with a solution in a timely manner.

Production Supervisor in Bloomsburg:
Pros: The challenge of producing quality products and ability to give those products to the customer on time and correctly.
Cons: No structure between the shifts little to no support from upper management on the night shift.

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Experience Affects Production Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Production Supervisor Salaries




Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Leadership
0%

Production Management
0%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$53,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Problem Solving
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Training
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1153 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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