For Production Team leaders, hourly average wages total $16.98 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Production Team leaders can bottom out near $27K or peak near $69K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Production Team leaders who answered the questionnnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Production Team leaders — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,749 - $84,067
$36K
$56K
$84K
MEDIAN: $55,646
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50%
90%

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$11.48 - $22.97
$11
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,749 - $84,067  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,328  
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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$26,580 - $68,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $22.97  
   
Overtime
$16.23 - $33.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,328  
   
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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$26,580 - $68,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 609

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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. Career advancement for the typical Production Team leader often leads to becoming a Production Supervisor or a Manufacturing Team Leader; median salaries in these positions are $9K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Team leader


Survey results suggest that Production Team leaders use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Scheduling, Operations Management, and Training are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 24 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 have a median salary of $38K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $42K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Production Team leaders make a median salary of $47K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,667

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Greenville is home to an above-average pay rate for Production Team leaders, 37 percent higher than the national average. Production Team leaders will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+29 percent), Pittsburgh (+13 percent), Raleigh (+11 percent), and Detroit (+8 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Rochester Production Team leaders earning much less — 38 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are St. Louis (33 percent less) and Dallas (10 percent less).

Production Team leader Reviews

Q: 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 134 votes.
039
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Production Team leader Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Production Team leader Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 45%

Operations Management
up arrow 24%

Training
up arrow 15%




National Average
$42,000



Machine Operation
up arrow 6%

Team Management
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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