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Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salary (United States)

VPs of Manufacturing in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $144K) surpassing six figures annually. Total incomes of VPs of Manufacturing incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $50K from bonuses and close to $19K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $80K and $223K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most VPs of Manufacturing report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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.
$75,884 - $189,273
MEDIAN: $129,847
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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.
$75,884 - $189,273  
$2,909 - $49,515  
Profit Sharing
$1,026 - $19,392  
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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).
$79,987 - $222,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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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

VPs of Manufacturing who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Leadership, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 5 percent, 4 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. A tool kit that includes Project Management also typically contains Lean Manufacturing and Manufacturing Process Engineering. Those educated in Leadership tend to be well versed in Manufacturing Process Engineering 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.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $87K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $130K. After working for 10 to 20 years, VPs of Manufacturing make a median salary of $152K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran VPs of Manufacturing report making only $148K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

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Atlanta is home to an above-average pay rate for VPs of Manufacturing, 29 percent higher than the national average. VPs of Manufacturing will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+18 percent).

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salaries

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 7%