Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salary

VPs of Manufacturing in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $128K annually. In the world of VPs of Manufacturing, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $41K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $21K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $84K and $218K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most VPs of Manufacturing report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$76,801 - $184,956
MEDIAN: $127,873

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$76,801 - $184,956  
$2,027 - $41,345  
Profit Sharing
$9.79 - $20,608  
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).
$83,754 - $218,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 360
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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 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Operations Management and Project Management. Those educated in Leadership tend to be well versed 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 $105K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $130K. VPs of Manufacturing bring in $150K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $142K on average.

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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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Project Management
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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.


4 %
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 6%