Manufacturing Director Salary

Manufacturing Directors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $125K annually. Total incomes of Manufacturing Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $34K from bonuses and close to $29K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $82K and $195K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Manufacturing Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority.

$79,979 - $171,380
$80K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $124,764
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$0$193K
Salary $79,979 - $171,380
Bonus $2,919 - $32,985
Profit Sharing $1,500 - $30,000
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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$83,516 - $193,692
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 254

Job Description for Manufacturing Director

The manufacturing director is in charge of the entire site at a manufacturing facility. That means this director is ultimately responsible for everything that goes on in the facility, including (but not limited to) production. The director also oversees product quality, ensuring supplies are available, equipment is functioning properly, customers are satisfied, and engineering controls are in place. The director is in charge of creating, implementing, and coordinating a plan to ensure maximum profitability and reduce operating costs as well.

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Manufacturing Director Tasks

  • Direct and coordinate production, processing, distribution, and engineer activities of industrial organization.
  • Initiate and coordinate inventory and cost control programs.
  • Coordinate and recommend procedures for facility or production processes.
  • Review processing schedules and production orders; adjust inventory and staffing requirements, work procedures and assignments to meet time and budget constraints.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Director


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Manufacturing Directors' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like VP of Manufacturing. Median pay for VPs of Manufacturing is $134K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Director


Survey results suggest that Manufacturing Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Operations Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Engineering Design as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Production Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Lean Manufacturing also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Director

Pay by Experience for a Manufacturing Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Manufacturing Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manufacturing Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 123 salaries. A Manufacturing Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $145,000 based on 107 salaries.

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Director

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
42%

Experience Affects Manufacturing Director Salaries

▲8%

▼0%

National Average
$134,000

▼28%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Director Salaries

National Average
$134,000







Engineering Design
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%