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

Compensation for VPs of Manufacturing in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($144K). With some bonuses approaching $49K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K, overall incomes of VPs of Manufacturing spread between $79K and $222K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Almost all employees report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most VPs of Manufacturing report high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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.
$74,986 - $187,538
MEDIAN: $129,364
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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.
$74,986 - $187,538  
$2,055 - $49,436  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $20,067  
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).
$79,130 - $222,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 356
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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 report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Leadership, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Leadership are similarly competent 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.
Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $88K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $132K. VPs of Manufacturing claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $153K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $150K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Home to some of the best pay for VPs of Manufacturing, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 39 percent above the national average. VPs of Manufacturing will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+27 percent).

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

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 103 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 7%