Entry-Level Production Supervisor Salary

Entry-Level Production Supervisors pull down an average of $50K per year. 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. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Entry-Level Production Supervisors (82 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Production Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,167 - $65,887
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,597
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50%
90%

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$11.08 - $22.10
(Median)
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,167 - $65,887  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,231  
Profit Sharing
$135.50 - $6,104  
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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$31,271 - $66,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,409
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $22.10  
   
Overtime
$16.63 - $34.61  
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 - $5,231  
   
Profit Sharing
$135.50 - $6,104  
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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$31,271 - $66,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 840
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Production Supervisor


Cintas Corporation, Cargill, PepsiCo Inc, Eaton Corporation, and Georgia-Pacific Corporation are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Production Supervisors in this area. Although PepsiCo Inc offers the highest salaries (median pay is $60K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $48K to $79K.

Offering a median salary of only $44K, Cintas Corporation pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $30K to $64K is pretty narrow, too.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Production Supervisors, 25 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Production Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+9 percent), Cincinnati (+8 percent), Indianapolis (+7 percent), and Pittsburgh (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Grand Rapids, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Milwaukee (9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Production Supervisor Advice

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

Production Supervisor in Feasterville:
Build good team spirit. Cross training. Continual improvement. Lean manufacturing. Good planning skills. High percent of on time delivery.good working relationship between sales, operations, engineering, etc. Promote creativity amount workers and teamwork.

Production Supervisor in Sedalia:
Companies will use you as they see fit to make a profit. Management is one of the top 10 most stressful careers in the world and with all the new laws that protect incompetence its becoming more and more difficult to be successful.

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Production Supervisor Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
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Operations Management
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Production Management
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Leadership
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People Management
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Problem Solving
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National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Team Leadership
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Word
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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 563 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%
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