The PayScale Index » Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing Industry Pay Trends

Updated January 17, 2018

Here are the companies that make actual, physical products, rather than providing a service or information. Typical manufacturing industry employers include food, clothing, and plastic product manufacturers, as well as sawmills and petroleum refineries.

Wage Growth for Manufacturing, Q4 2017


since last quarter


year over year


since 2006


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Methodology for The PayScale Index: Trends in Compensation
The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees and education professionals in the United States. In addition to a national index, it includes separate indices for specific industries, metropolitan areas, job categories, and company sizes. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.

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