Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salary

Men represent the vast majority of VPs of Manufacturing in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $130K annually nationwide. In the world of VPs of Manufacturing, total cash compensation can vary between $82K and $222K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $49K and $12K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of VPs of Manufacturing claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$76,618 - $190,666
(Median)
$77K
$130K
$190K
MEDIAN: $130,443
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$76,618 - $190,666  
   
Bonus
$1,987 - $48,859  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $12,487  
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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$81,804 - $222,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Leadership, Lean Manufacturing, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management. Most people who know Leadership also 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 relatively untested earn a median of $95K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $130K. VPs of Manufacturing bring in $151K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $146K.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salaries



National Average
$143,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%


Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Manufacturing Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 4%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 4%

Lean Manufacturing
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National Average
$143,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
62%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 6%