Production Foreman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Production Foremans earn an average of $19.38 per hour. Total cash compensation to Production Foremans approaches anywhere from $35K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $13K from bonuses and upwards of $19K from profit sharing. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Production Foremans. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,045 - $117,331
$43K
$67K
$120K
MEDIAN: $67,282
10%
50%
90%

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$14.79 - $26.82
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.70
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$0$117K
Salary $43,045 - $117,331
Bonus $0.00 - $12,913
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,000
Commission $11,000
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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$35,278 - $100,366
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 177
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.79 - $26.82
Hourly Tips $0.03
Overtime $21.51 - $40.20
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $0.00 - $12,913
Commission $11,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,000
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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$35,278 - $100,366
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 261

Job Description for Production Foreman

A production foreman is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating activities in a manufacturing or industrial plant environment. They must manage their own time - and that of others - to ensure that quotas and other requirements are met; they are also responsible for motivating, developing, and leading associates and subordinates.

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Production Foreman Tasks

  • Maintenance and enhancement of existing properties.
  • Train employees, plan, assign and direct work.
  • Evaluate and optimize production, diagnosing problems and surveillance.
  • Oversee on site field operations including installation, operation and maintenance of production facilities.

Common Career Paths for Production Foreman


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Production Foremans do not often transition into Plant Manager of Manufacturing roles. The role averages $82K per year. Production Foremans most often move into positions as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or General Manufacturing Foremen. Manufacturing Production Supervisors actually earn $2K less on average, however, and General Manufacturing Foremen earn $3K less per year than Production Foremans do.

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Popular Skills for Production Foreman


Survey results suggest that Production Foremans use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, Operations Management, Production Management, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Welding. Those educated in Production Support tend to be well versed in Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Foreman

Pay by Experience for a Production Foreman has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Foreman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 132 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Foreman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Production Foreman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 150 salaries. A Production Foreman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 100 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,377

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

With a pay rate for Production Foremans that is 87 percent greater than the national average, Birmingham offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Production Foremans will also find cushy salaries in Fort Worth (+24 percent) and New Orleans (+13 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Production Foremans in Grand Rapids earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average. Dallas and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Production Foreman Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Foreman?

Production Foreman in New Orleans:
"Great Job, some stresses."
Pros: Work Schedule, Retirement Package.
Cons: Under paid.

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Key Stats for Production Foreman

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Production Foreman Salaries

▲16%

▲3%

▲3%

National Average
$52,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Production Foreman Salaries

Team Leadership
▲15%

Operations Management
▲9%

Production Management
▲7%



National Average
$52,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%

Leadership
▼1%


Welding
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 21%