Production Team leaders in the United States take home approximately $16.96 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings for Production Team leaders stretch from $26K on the lower end to $69K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Male Production Team leaders are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Production Team leaders claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,270 - $83,591
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$56K
$84K
MEDIAN: $56,420
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$11.38 - $23.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,270 - $83,591  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,343  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,068  
Total Pay (?
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$26,482 - $69,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.38 - $23.11  
   
Overtime
$16.15 - $33.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,343  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$26,482 - $69,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 587

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Job Description for Production Team leader

  • Train and supervise all employees on a shift, schedule shifts, and coordinate production processes.
  • Make sure equipment and machinery are properly maintained and promptly repaired.
  • Ensure production quotas and quality standards are met.
  • Enforce safety and health policies and procedures, and investigate and report accidents.

Common Career Paths for Production Team leader


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Production Team leaders who go on to become Manufacturing Production Supervisors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Manufacturing Production Supervisors is $51K annually. Production Team leaders most often move into positions as Production Supervisors or Manufacturing Team Leaders; those groups report median salaries that are $9K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Team leader


Production Team leaders report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Scheduling, Operations Management, and Training are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 20 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Those listing Team Management and Machine Operation as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in People Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Production Management and Lean Manufacturing.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Team leader

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Production Team leaders do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Production Team leaders make a median salary of $47K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $52K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Production Team leader Reviews

What is it like working as a Production Team leader?

Production Team leader in Carrollton:
"Working as a team leader is a great learning experience."
Pros: Being able to train others and to lead a group of people. Working as a team to accomplish production needs.
Cons: It can be stressful getting every team member to work at a steady pace.

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Key Stats for Production Team leader

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 128 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Production Team leader Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Production Team leader Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 44%

Operations Management
up arrow 20%

Training
up arrow 15%


Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Team Leadership
0%

National Average
$42,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
up arrow 7%

Team Management
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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