Production Lead, Manufacturing Salary

An average Manufacturing Production Lead in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.62 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Manufacturing Production Leads spread between $27K and $57K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Male Manufacturing Production Leads are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,754 - $96,777
$36K
$51K
$97K
MEDIAN: $51,462
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$12.41 - $22.52
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$0$96K
Salary $35,754 - $96,777
Bonus $0.00 - $4,978
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,082
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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$27,344 - $57,806
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.41 - $22.52
Overtime $17.99 - $33.51
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,978
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,082
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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$27,344 - $57,806
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 631

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Job Description for Production Lead, Manufacturing

Manufacturing production leads are responsible for a variety of tasks including planning, scheduling, and helping resolve production issues. Their main objective is to ensure that all production projects are completed in a timely manner and stay within budget. In the manufacturing environment, the production lead supervises the entire production line. They handle scheduling and oversee floor operations, monitoring the performance of production workers, verifying product quality, handling scheduling, and tracking key performance metrics (such as those related to quality and efficiency).

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Production Lead, Manufacturing Tasks

  • Act as department communicator during status meetings, management updates, and staff shift changes.
  • Perform manufacturing processes to aid in fulfillment of production timeline and goals.
  • Lead, train, and coach manufacturing staff to ensure requirements are met for production, fulfillment, and employee safety.
  • Organize shift schedules; track and report daily metrics.

Common Career Paths for Production Lead, Manufacturing


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Though it's uncommon, some Manufacturing Production Leads move into roles as Plant Managers of Manufacturing, where pay is an average $82K per year. Production Supervisors or Manufacturing Production Supervisors are common next-step roles for Manufacturing Production Leads moving up in their careers; annual pay for Production Supervisors is $12K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Manufacturing Production Supervisors.

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Popular Skills for Production Lead, Manufacturing


Manufacturing Production Leads seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Inventory Control, Scheduling, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 22 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Most people who know Machine Operation also know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Lead, Manufacturing

Pay by Experience for a Production Lead, Manufacturing has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Lead, Manufacturing with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 370 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Lead, Manufacturing with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 223 salaries. An experienced Production Lead, Manufacturing which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 171 salaries. A Production Lead, Manufacturing with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,941

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

Home to some of the best pay for Manufacturing Production Leads, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Manufacturing Production Leads can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+26 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Austin (+11 percent), and Denver (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Louisville, which sits 20 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in Atlanta and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 18 percent less, respectively).

Production Lead, Manufacturing Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Lead, Manufacturing?

Production Lead, Manufacturing in Hollister:
"Job culture."
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: The people I work are always pushing for product but, do not want to pay better.

Production Lead, Manufacturing in Louisville:
"As a production lead, I am responsible for the following:• W."
Pros: Helping others and resolving problems that may occur. Having the opportunity to learn more about how the company run and the different components used to assure that the members are satisfied and information provided is accurate so that we can better service our clients.
Cons: At times, it can be difficult dealing with individuals that have strong personalities and/or poor work ethics. These individuals are the hardest to motivate.

Production Lead, Manufacturing in Longmont:
"Coordination And Supervision."
Pros: General challenge to meet daily output goals and shipment deadlines. Working together with other affiliated departments to improve efficiency and maximum output. Having the opportunity to have significant impact on the company's daily success.
Cons: Taking heat from high superiors when issues or problems occur that effect the output. Amount of mandatory overtime. Disorganization, lack of preparing for high volume seasons,

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Key Stats for Production Lead, Manufacturing

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 165 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

▲26%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$39,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Production Lead, Manufacturing Salaries

Inventory Control
▲26%

Scheduling
▲21%

Operations Management
▲20%

Troubleshooting
▲14%




Team Leadership
▼0%

Training
▼0%

National Average
$39,000



Organizing
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%
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