"customer service," "continuous improvement," and "safety procedures" aren't the only skills we found production leaders list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of production leader responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a production leader. We found that 35.9% of production leaders have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 3.6% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some production leaders 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 four production leaders were not college graduates.
Those production leaders who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or general studies degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for production leaders include electrical engineering degrees or criminal justice degrees.
Once you're ready to become a production leader, you should explore the companies that typically hire production leaders. According to production leader resumes that we searched through, production leaders are hired the most by Hamilton, Staples, and The Walt Disney Company. Currently, Hamilton has 89 production leader job openings, while there are 70 at Staples and 51 at The Walt Disney Company.
Since salary is important to some production leaders, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Meta, MSCI, and HP. If you were to take a closer look at Meta, you'd find that the average production leader salary is $83,882. Then at MSCI, production leaders receive an average salary of $80,316, while the salary at HP is $77,810.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at General Motors, Ford Motor, and Cargill. These three companies have hired a significant number of production leaders from these institutions.
For the most part, production leaders make their living in the manufacturing and health care industries. Production leaders tend to make the most in the technology industry with an average salary of $48,398. The production leader annual salary in the automotive and professional industries generally make $46,876 and $43,465 respectively. Additionally, production leaders who work in the technology industry make 26.9% more than production leaders in the retail Industry.