Production Supervisor Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Production Supervisor is $52,493 per year.
Production Supervisor Salary (?
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$38,120 - $71,511
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MEDIAN: $52,493
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Production Supervisor Salary (?
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$11.69 - $24.93
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,120 - $71,511  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,935  
Profit Sharing
$168.66 - $6,484  
Commission
$972 - $4,069  
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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$33,857 - $71,820  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,507
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $24.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.50  
Overtime
$16.94 - $37.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,935  
   
Commission
$972 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$168.66 - $6,484  
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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$33,857 - $71,820  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,375
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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.

Common Career Paths for Production Supervisor

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Production Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Production Supervisor?
Production Supervisor in Riverton:
"It's Fun And Always A Surprise."
Pros: The available time I can work and take some time off with no problems.
Cons: Lots of hours for little pay.
Production Supervisor in Plattsburgh:
"Very Rewarding."
Pros: Controlling production and working with the employees.
Cons: The dust.
Production Supervisor in Nicholasville:
Pros: I enjoy working directly with people. Setting goals and meeting or exceeding them makes me proud of myself and my team.
Cons: I feel under appreciated sometimes. I am uncertain of my future here, no stability.

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Experience Affects Production Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Production Supervisor Salaries

Leadership
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Production Management
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People Management
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Problem Solving
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Microsoft Office
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Team Leadership
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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National Average
$51,000
Scheduling
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Training
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Machine Operation
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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