Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salary

Men make up the majority of VPs of Manufacturing in the United States, bringing in about $128K per year. Total cash earnings of VPs of Manufacturing range from $83K on the low end to $217K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $41K and $15K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Work is enjoyable for VPs of Manufacturing, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$77,078 - $186,147

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$77,078 - $186,147  
$1,987 - $40,940  
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$10.14 - $15,152  
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$83,375 - $216,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Leadership, Lean Manufacturing, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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.

Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $101K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $130K. After working for 10 to 20 years, VPs of Manufacturing make a median salary 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 $142K.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 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: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 6%