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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Production Leader Salary

$41,191 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$19.80 hourly

Entry level Salary
$28,000 yearly
$28,000
10 %
$41,191
Median
$58,000
90 %

How much does a Production Leader make?

Production leaders make $41,191 per year on average, or $19.8 per hour, in the United States. Production leaders on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $58,000.

Location impacts how much a production leader can expect to make. Production leaders make the most in Louisiana, Maryland, New York, California, and Wyoming.

Highest Paying States For Production Leaders

The darker areas on the map show where production leaders earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Production Leader average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Montana$47,408$22.79222
2Maryland$56,899$27.36582
3New York$55,862$26.861,139
4Washington$48,818$23.471,405
5Louisiana$57,913$27.84206
6New Hampshire$47,933$23.04277
7Pennsylvania$48,246$23.201,562
8Idaho$49,947$24.01163
9Wyoming$54,237$26.0845
10California$54,367$26.143,242
11Massachusetts$47,962$23.062,049
12New Mexico$45,740$21.99321
13Alaska$48,132$23.14139
14South Carolina$48,660$23.39469
15New Jersey$52,453$25.22763
16District of Columbia$52,593$25.29274
17North Dakota$43,263$20.80224
18West Virginia$50,489$24.27122
19Maine$45,062$21.66217
20Ohio$43,226$20.781,696
21Rhode Island$44,578$21.43251
22Mississippi$44,538$21.41258
23Kansas$44,674$21.48392
24Oregon$47,795$22.98468
25Arizona$45,474$21.86641
26Nevada$44,228$21.26259
27Michigan$42,487$20.431,098
28Connecticut$47,792$22.98322
29Utah$44,007$21.16388
30Wisconsin$39,535$19.011,065
31Delaware$45,135$21.70109
32Missouri$42,117$20.25710
33Iowa$38,409$18.47657
34Colorado$44,999$21.63528
35Hawaii$49,727$23.9140
36Nebraska$36,473$17.54586
37Texas$42,272$20.321,838
38Virginia$45,189$21.73806
39North Carolina$40,843$19.64960
40Minnesota$38,365$18.44994
41Oklahoma$41,210$19.81235
42Kentucky$35,069$16.86681
43South Dakota$34,390$16.53204
44Tennessee$35,706$17.17830
45Indiana$34,126$16.411,158
46Illinois$37,081$17.831,505
47Arkansas$39,080$18.79213
48Alabama$37,152$17.86418
49Georgia$37,552$18.051,095
50Florida$38,960$18.731,282
51Vermont$33,269$15.99105

Highest Paying Cities For Production Leaders

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Santa Rosa, CA$58,013$27.89
2New York, NY$56,473$27.15
3Kent, WA$49,305$23.70
4Portland, OR$47,051$22.62
5Reno, NV$46,658$22.43
6Phoenix, AZ$45,727$21.98
7Denver, CO$44,792$21.53
8Pittsburgh, PA$44,735$21.51
9Salt Lake City, UT$43,752$21.03
10Columbus, OH$43,143$20.74
11San Antonio, TX$43,008$20.68
12Appleton, WI$39,835$19.15
13Charlotte, NC$39,352$18.92
14Minneapolis, MN$38,348$18.44
15Jacksonville, FL$37,540$18.05

Production Leader Salary Details

Production Leader Salary

What is a Production Leader's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$58,000$4,833$28
75th Percentile$49,000$4,083$24
Average$41,191$3,433$20
25th Percentile$34,000$2,833$16
10th Percentile$28,000$2,333$13

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Lead Person$40,579$3,382$19.5187,619
Leader$95,765$7,980$46.04172,293
Production Control Supervisor$68,677$5,723$33.02107,723
Production Supervisor/Manager$90,109$7,509$43.3274,197
Shift Production Supervisor$44,134$3,678$21.22132,563
Operations Team Leader$88,623$7,385$42.61179,669

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. General Electric Jobs (28)
  2. Humana Jobs (62)
  3. Cintas Jobs (29)
  4. Tyson Foods Jobs (76)
  5. Plexus Jobs (26)

Which Companies Pay Production Leaders The Most?

The highest paying companies for production leaders are Meta and LinkedIn according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Antero Resources and New York University report highly competitive wages for production leaders.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Meta$86,431$41.55868
2LinkedIn$80,840$38.871
3Antero Resources$78,074$37.54
4New York University$76,049$36.565
5NVIDIA$73,141$35.161
6Medline$71,803$34.5226
7HP$69,456$33.398
8Amneal Pharmaceuticals$63,217$30.3924
9Cenergy International Services$62,804$30.198
10Pelican Products$62,306$29.9511
11Array Networks$62,176$29.89
12Occidental Petroleum$61,437$29.5445
13Greif$61,434$29.5475
14Bayer$60,818$29.2421
15Ferrellgas$59,019$28.3728
16Johns Manville$58,621$28.1814
17Genentech$58,586$28.1721
18ITW$58,506$28.1393
19MSCI$58,504$28.13
20REV Group$57,689$27.7420

How Much Do Production Leaders Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a production leader salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The technology industry pays production leaders an average salary of $47,343

  2. The automotive industry pay $45,249

  3. The lowest paying industry for production leaders is the retail industry. Production leaders in this industry earn an average salary of $37,319

Highest Paying Industries For Production Leaders

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$47,343$22.76
2Automotive$45,249$21.75
3Manufacturing$44,360$21.33
4Professional$40,532$19.49
5Telecommunication$39,005$18.75
6Retail$37,319$17.94

High Paying Production Leader Jobs

Production Leader Salary Trends

The salary for a production leader can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Production Leader Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Production Leader Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$41,200$19.80+2.5%
    2021$40,200$19.32+1.5%
    2020$39,600$19.04+2.6%
    2019$38,600$18.55+1.9%
    2018$37,900$18.21+2.5%

    Recently Added Production Leader Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Amazon Physical StoresFood Production Lead Specialist (Second Shift)-Amazon Kitchen Renton WASeattle, WA06/02/2022$45,914
    LiquiboxProduction LeaderLester Prairie, MN06/01/2022$52,175
    Misha's Kind FoodsProduction LeaderLos Angeles, CA06/01/2022$39,653
    Ajinomoto Toyo Frozen NoodlesProduction LeadPortland, OR06/01/2022$45,914
    Total Staffing SolutionsProduction LeadDallas, TX05/31/2022$45,914
    Inergroup Insourcing SolutionsWarehouse Production LeadHouston, TX05/31/2022$41,740
    BIX ProduceDay Production Area LeadLittle Canada, MN05/31/2022$45,914
    Barton Staffing SolutionsProduction Lead-Startup Company With Room for Advancement (Ppg#327772)Aurora, IL05/31/2022$41,740
    Elwood StaffingWarehouse Production Bottling LeadProvo, UT05/30/2022$31,305
    Total Aviation Staffing, LLCAircraft Production LeadDulles Town Center, VA05/29/2022$58,436

    Production Leader Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Production Leaders the most?

    Louisiana pays Production Leaders the most in the United States, with an average salary of $57,913 per year, or $27.84 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Production Leader?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Production Leader if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Maryland you should be paid close to $56,899 per year.

    What type of Production Leader gets paid the most?

    Leader gets paid the most. Leader made a median salary of $95,765. The best-paid 10 percent make $118,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $77,000.

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