$56,402
Avg. Salary
$16.73
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,742

Bonus

$1,508

Profit Sharing

$2,500

Commission

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The average pay for a First-Line Supervisor / Manager Of Production And Operating Workers is $16.73 per hour.

The average pay for a First-Line Supervisor / Manager Of Production And Operating Workers is $56,402 per year.

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$11.40
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$16.73
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$25.13
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MEDIAN $16.73
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$36k
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$86k
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MEDIAN $56,402
$36,090 - $85,851
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MEDIAN: $56,402
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$0$85K
Salary $36,090 - $85,851
Bonus $0.00 - $8,121
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,036
Commission $0.00 - $24,875
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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$28,889 - $78,053
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,416
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.40 - $25.13
Hourly Tips $0.29 - $10.10
Overtime $16.75 - $37.19
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,121
Commission $0.00 - $24,875
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,036
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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$28,889 - $78,053
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,189

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.

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.

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 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: $48,401

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 Advice

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 Portland:
"Pay was bad and it abused your body."
Figure out if you can babysit train people with no experience or education. Get ready to open your wallet for tools but this company will spend money on you to train and learn things you never thought you could benefits are pretty good and you get to meet new people even though the come and go.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Madera:
"Stress level, hours of work for pay."
It is a family owned company, so if your not family there is no upper management positions, and they expect you to work 50-60 a week with lower pay than similar jobs.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Portland:
"Fast paced and stressful."
Pros: Doesn't follow you home.
Cons: Earn vacation as you go throughout the year. Hard to make your days easier, production, production.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Linwood:
"A True Italian Family."
Pros: Great Management, Great People, Flexible Hours, Reasonable Pay, Great Product.
Cons: High Stress, Some less then awesome co-workers.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Mc Gregor:
"Good."
Pros: Everything.
Cons: Have fired people.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Detroit:
"There Was No Room For Advancement."
Empowerment of employees by asking for their opinions on how they feel it may assist with production. Always maintain a professional level when speaking with employees and customers. Production Managers should be team players and work with employees while demonstrating appreciation of their great quality put forth in efforts to better operations.

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Emporia:
Pros: Working outdoor and getting customer appreciation on jobs done by myself.
Cons: Long hours of pushing snow in the winter, and the stress of never having good help. I feel like I don't get paid enough for my work ethics and my knowledge I have. And not getting enough appreciation from my boss. I feel like I get taking advantage of sometimes.

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

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 508 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

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




▼7%

Problem Solving
▼9%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼10%

Machine Operation
▼12%

Customer Service
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 508 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 25%