Some of the skills we found on manufacturing manager resumes included "continuous improvement," "lean manufacturing," and "production schedules." We have detailed the most important manufacturing manager responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a manufacturing manager. We found that 67.0% of manufacturing managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 12.1% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most manufacturing managers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight manufacturing managers were not college graduates.
The manufacturing managers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and mechanical engineering, while a small population of manufacturing managers studied electrical engineering and industrial engineering.
When you're ready to become a manufacturing manager, you might wonder which companies hire manufacturing managers. According to our research through manufacturing manager resumes, manufacturing managers are mostly hired by Ernst & Young, System One, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Now is a good time to apply as Ernst & Young has 75 manufacturing managers job openings, and there are 52 at System One and 35 at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
If you're interested in companies where manufacturing managers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Bain & Company, A.T. Kearney, and Netflix. We found that at Bain & Company, the average manufacturing manager salary is $162,868. Whereas at A.T. Kearney, manufacturing managers earn roughly $162,267. And at Netflix, they make an average salary of $160,548.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Merck, General Electric, and Intel. These three companies have hired a significant number of manufacturing managers from these institutions.
In general, manufacturing managers fulfill roles in the manufacturing and technology industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the manufacturing manager annual salary is the highest in the retail industry with $110,391 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the manufacturing and automotive industries pay $107,800 and $106,525 respectively. This means that manufacturing managers who are employed in the retail industry make 18.4% more than manufacturing managers who work in the finance Industry.