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Entry-Level Production Supervisor Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Production Supervisors sits in the ballpark of $50K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Production Supervisors can bottom out near $31K or peak near $66K depending on individual performance. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Production Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Production Supervisors (82 percent) who took the survey. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,875 - $65,661
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,570
10%
50%
90%

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$10.98 - $22.21
(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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,875 - $65,661  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,227  
Profit Sharing
$174.64 - $6,128  
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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$31,170 - $65,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $22.21  
   
Overtime
$16.51 - $34.25  
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 - $5,227  
   
Profit Sharing
$174.64 - $6,128  
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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$31,170 - $65,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 763

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Production Supervisor


Many Entry-Level Production Supervisors can be found at Cintas Corporation, Cargill, PepsiCo Inc, Eaton Corporation, and Georgia-Pacific Corporation, firms that are at the top of the field. Although the highest salaries can be found at PepsiCo Inc where median pay is $62K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $46K and $80K.

Although Cintas Corporation hands out the lowest average salary in town at $44K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $30K or as much as $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Production Supervisors, 16 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Production Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cincinnati (+8 percent), Houston (+8 percent), Portland (+6 percent), and Indianapolis (+6 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Grand Rapids is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (6 percent lower) and Milwaukee (4 percent lower).

Production Supervisor Advice

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

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.

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

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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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Team Leadership
0%

National Average
$48,000

Scheduling
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 566 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%
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