Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salary

A sizeable majority of VPs of Manufacturing in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $128K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $39K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to VPs of Manufacturing can bottom out near $81K or peak near $212K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for VPs of Manufacturing is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$75,293 - $183,630

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$75,293 - $183,630  
$1,997 - $39,481  
Profit Sharing
$10.00 - $14,740  
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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).
$81,062 - $211,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Manufacturing

The vice president (VP) of manufacturing holds an executive position that requires substantial experience in the corresponding manufacturing field. They oversee manufacturing operations and ensure that proper steps are taken to make sure that the manufacturing process is running smoothly and safely. The vice president of manufacturing is often tasked with meting sales targets and is expected to create growth at the company. They should be able to provide input about new products and the quality of current products. The vice president generally works in an office, as well as spending a large amount of time on-site in the factory.


Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Tasks

  • Direct the staff in effective and efficient use of purchasing, quality control and operations.
  • Plan, direct and set the strategic direction of production and manufacturing processes.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure production services are in compliance with professional, company policy standards and safety requirements.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Manufacturing

Survey takers who work as VPs of Manufacturing usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Leadership, Lean Manufacturing, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management. Those proficient in Leadership are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management and Lean Manufacturing.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Manufacturing

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

Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $95K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $130K. VPs of Manufacturing claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $150K. VPs of Manufacturing who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $143K.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salaries

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Lean Manufacturing
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National Average

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.


5 %
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 6%