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Entry-Level Production Supervisor Salary

The average Entry-Level Production Supervisor earns approximately $49K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Production Supervisors — including $5K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $31K to $66K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The vast majority (82 percent) of Entry-Level Production Supervisors who answered the questionnaire are male. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Production Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,710 - $65,612
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,465
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$10.98 - $22.16
(Median)
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,710 - $65,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,219  
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $6,183  
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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$31,028 - $65,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $22.16  
   
Overtime
$16.41 - $34.26  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,219  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $6,183  
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).
)
$31,028 - $65,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 740

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Production Supervisor


Entry-Level Production Supervisors flock to Cintas Corporation, Cargill, PepsiCo Inc, Eaton Corporation, and Georgia-Pacific Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Salary cannot be beat at PepsiCo Inc, where median pay comes to $62K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $46K, and the higher end is not far away at $80K.

While select Cintas Corporation employees may bring in up to $64K, a median salary of only $44K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 17 percent, Entry-Level Production Supervisors in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Production Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Pittsburgh (+12 percent), Portland (+11 percent), Cincinnati (+9 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). In Grand Rapids, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Milwaukee (6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Production Supervisor Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Production Supervisor in Indianapolis:
"Have a paddle in your hand."
I've found that employees work harder and smarter when their supervisor is working harder than they are. When you have a free moment, pitch in. People notice.

Production Supervisor in Dallas:
"Work life balance."
There is too much work out there to work your life away. Companies will overlook and disregard the amount of time it takes from families and lives for the bottom line. Stand firm in knowing that your family and personal life is more important than the work or product that you produce.

Production Supervisor in Douglas:
"That I Could Make A Very Important Impact On This Company."
When a women works in a position with mostly men co workers in the same position a women is considered not as smart and is paid a lower salary. Do not allow this to happen. Listen to the people you supervise, treat them with respect, do not lose your temper. Show them that they are each important to the company. You will have people that respect and are glad to follow your leadership.

Production Supervisor in Lebanon:
"Share Your Knowledge About The Daily Responsibilities, Care."
Learn everything you can about your business and organization.

Production Supervisor in Cicero:
"Moving up is a punishment."
Make the right decisions for you and your family.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Production Supervisor Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
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Operations Management
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Problem Solving
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Leadership
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People Management
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Team Leadership
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Scheduling
0%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Training
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Machine Operation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 564 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%