Salaries for VPs of Manufacturing in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($129K) per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $44K and $25K, respectively — total cash payment to VPs of Manufacturing can bottom out near $84K or peak near $225K depending on individual performance. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most VPs of Manufacturing. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$79,463 - $194,101
MEDIAN: $129,205

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$79,463 - $194,101  
$0.00 - $44,295  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,566  
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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).
$84,430 - $225,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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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

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure production services are in compliance with professional, company policy standards and safety requirements.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Manufacturing

Survey results show that VPs of Manufacturing typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Leadership, Project Management, and Lean Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Operations Management, Lean Manufacturing, and Project Management. Those familiar with Leadership also tend to know Project Management and Lean Manufacturing. Most people skilled in Manufacturing Process Engineering are similarly competent in Lean Manufacturing.

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

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

Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $110K per year. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $146K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $144K.

Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Advice

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

Vice President (VP), Manufacturing in High Point:
"Better skills."
I would suggest they have a strong understanding of the financial side of business with a major or minor in accounting.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salaries

National Average

Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 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: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 7%