Production Control Manager Salary
The majority of Production Control Managers in the United States — slightly less than three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $40K to $99K per year, and the median is $71K per year. Overall incomes of Production Control Managers generally bottom out at around $40K and peak near $99K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. More than half of Production Control Managers (67 percent) survey respondents are men. For the most part, Production Control Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$46,448 - $96,646|
|Bonus||$411 - $11,878|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $8,139|
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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).)
|$41,802 - $101,409|
|Hourly Rate||$13.97 - $29.14|
|Overtime||$12.37 - $46.48|
|Bonus||$411 - $11,878|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $8,139|
|Total Pay (||$41,802 - $101,409|
Job Description for Production Control Manager
Production control managers are employed by companies in several industries, but primarily by supply chain services and manufacturers. Companies prefer applicants who have a bachelor's degree or higher in logistics or supply chain management and at least three years of relevant experience, and prior supervisory or management experience is highly beneficial.Read More...
These managers must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and other management software, depending on their company's preferences. The work is carried out in an office, though the manager may be expected to perform quality assurance checks from time to time, which can involve a bit of walking.
The main responsibility of a production control manager is to ensure that the company's products and/or services are kept at a constant rate of production and all inventory levels are managed properly. They may be involved in purchasing inventory and managing schedules, as well, so they must be able to manage their time efficiently. These managers also oversee other supervisory personnel and inform them of goals to be met and areas that need improvement.
Finally, production control managers collaborate with other departments within the company, including customer service or sales, to bring a complete, high-quality product to the client. It is essential that these managers have good communication skills, as they will interact with many, many people on a day-to-day basis. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Production Control Manager Tasks
- Oversee day-to-day production schedules, operational and plant activities.
- Review engineering recommended process changes to ensure process is appropriate with operating goals.
- Coordinate maintenance and repair of machines to avoid downtime and delays, ensure production process and machinery are in compliance with customer specifications and professional and safety standards.
- Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in safety program development.
- Manage the selection, training and development of production staff.
Common Career Paths for Production Control Manager
Although some Production Control Managers become Supply Chain Manager, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $82K. Production Control Managers most frequently become Operations Managers and Materials Managers even though median compensation is $11K lower and $3K lower, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Production Control Manager
Production Control Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Powerpoint, Forecasting, and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Job Scheduling. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Production Control Manager
Pay by Experience for a Production Control Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Control Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 78 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Control Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Production Control Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 106 salaries. A Production Control Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 56 salaries.
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