First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers Salary

Production & Operating Managers in the United States pull down an average of $56K annually. Overall cash earnings of Production & Operating Managers stretch from $28K near the bottom to $76K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K each from bonuses and profit sharing. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Production & Operating Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$35,147 - $85,820
$35K
$56K
$86K
MEDIAN: $56,177
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$11.24 - $24.64
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MEDIAN: $16.47
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$0$85K
Salary $35,147 - $85,820
Bonus $0.00 - $7,415
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,830
Commission $0.00 - $29,799
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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$28,162 - $76,931
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 868
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.24 - $24.64
Hourly Tips $0.11 - $10.21
Overtime $16.68 - $37.07
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,415
Commission $0.00 - $29,799
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,830
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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$28,162 - $76,931
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 703

Job Description for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers

A manager of production and operating workers, also known as a first-line supervisor, typically oversees 20 or more front-line employees. The workers under supervision of the first-line supervisor are most likely laborers that complete production on-site. The first-line supervisor must watch over these employees and ensure that high production speed and quality are met. They may at times need to hire new employees, as well as train new hires. Another important component of the job of a first-line supervisor is employee safety; the manager must ensure that all safety guidelines are met, and they develop and implement strategies to ensure a safe work setting, including identifying potential hazards on the job site.

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First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers Tasks

  • Supervise workers producing goods, including setting schedules and conducting trainings.
  • Evaluate, analyze, and assess production data, budgets, schedules, and other information.
  • Inspect products for quality, defects, and problems with process, materials, equipment, or skills.

Common Career Paths for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers


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As Production & Operating Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Plant Manager of Manufacturing, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Plant Managers of Manufacturing earn $82K on average per year. The most common career progression for Production & Operating Managers leads to becoming an Operations Manager, where average pay is $59K annually. However, many Production & Operating Managers also opt to become Administrative Support Managers. Typically, an Administrative Support Manager brings home $42K.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers


United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., Sodexo, Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Tyson Foods, Inc. are all popular places to work. Production & Operating Managers flock to Tyson Foods, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $50K lead the pack in compensation.

Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — Sodexo, Inc. offers the lowest median salary at $30K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $26K and $53K.

Popular Skills for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers


Survey results imply that Production & Operating Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Operations Management, Safety Compliance, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Machine Operation and Machine Programming, Manufacturing also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Leadership are also skilled in Training, Operations Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers

Pay by Experience for a First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers has a positive trend. An entry-level First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 745 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 563 salaries. An experienced First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 573 salaries. A First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 343 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,127

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Production & Operating Managers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Production & Operating Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+18 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), San Antonio (+13 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Omaha, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Chicago and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (24 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers?

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Nicholasville:
"Stressful."
Pros: My employees.
Cons: Poor management.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Thackerville:
Pros: Customer service based industry.
Cons: We deal with a lot of angry people.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Menifee:
"True or false."
Pros: If you do not learn that everyone is unique and find it difficult to understand those you interact with whether it's a customer, subordinate or vendor, then you do not understand business.
Cons: Lack of structure and employer willingness to help others to grow as business professionals.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Columbus:
"Fun, can be stressful."
Pros: You get to watch games being played all day. You look for compliance errors and provide guest service. You can be entertaining if you want. Your team members can yell at you! You don't have to yell back but you do have to fix their mistakes and you guarantee your customers are happy when you do :)
Cons: The 'high school drama' mentality of the workers and sometimes management; if management doesn't have a clear vision to improve, they may not also be open to suggestions; quick to retaliate for very 'little' things, suggestive that management can get bored and will 'nitpick' as a result.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Dallas:
"Supervising multinational workforce to deliver projects."
Pros: Independent project leadership required. Technically diverse and challenging. Critical thinking and analitics required. Hi integration with people.
Cons: Long periods away from home and family.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in New Orleans:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Its a great job its a pleasure working with them.
Cons: It could be more space.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Temecula:
"It's lonely at the top."
Pros: I love that I wake up and go to work for a purpose. Knowing that I can help others.
Cons: Micro managed, and not given the opportunity to try innovation.

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Key Stats for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 347 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers Salaries

▲21%

▲11%

▼0%

National Average
$48,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers Salaries






▲1%


National Average
$48,000




▼6%

Problem Solving
▼8%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼10%

Machine Operation
▼11%

Customer Service
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 347 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 24%