Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, VPs of Manufacturing earn an average of $128K annually. Total incomes of VPs of Manufacturing incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $40K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $80K and $211K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most VPs of Manufacturing. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$74,815 - $182,604
(Median)
$75K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $127,994
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$74,815 - $182,604  
   
Bonus
$1,967 - $39,699  
Profit Sharing
$10.00 - $14,740  
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).
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$80,431 - $211,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 328
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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.

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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 report a narrow range of 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management. Those familiar with Leadership also tend to know 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $95K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $130K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $150K in this role. 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 $144K on average.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salaries



National Average
$141,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salaries


Leadership
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Lean Manufacturing
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National Average
$141,000

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
62%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 7%
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