Updated August 18, 2021
Average Production Manager Salary
$70,000 yearly
$33.84 hourly

Entry level Salary
$45,000 yearly
$45,000
10 %
$70,000
Median
$108,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$108,000
$9,000
$52
75th Percentile
$88,000
$7,333
$42
Average
$70,377
$5,865
$34
25th Percentile
$56,000
$4,667
$27
10th Percentile
$45,000
$3,750
$22

Average Production Manager Salary By State

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Production Manager average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$72,304
$34.76
Alaska
$71,667
$34.46
Arizona
$75,498
$36.30
Arkansas
$71,359
$34.31
California
$81,802
$39.33
Colorado
$78,441
$37.71
Connecticut
$81,548
$39.21
Delaware
$70,109
$33.71
District of Columbia
$67,754
$32.57
Florida
$77,122
$37.08
Georgia
$72,090
$34.66
Hawaii
$63,680
$30.62
Idaho
$80,654
$38.78
Illinois
$68,906
$33.13
Indiana
$60,499
$29.09
Iowa
$55,999
$26.92
Kansas
$71,470
$34.36
Kentucky
$61,754
$29.69
Louisiana
$96,491
$46.39
Maine
$72,106
$34.67
Maryland
$67,592
$32.50
Massachusetts
$83,107
$39.96
Michigan
$76,381
$36.72
Minnesota
$70,668
$33.98
Mississippi
$62,419
$30.01
Missouri
$61,511
$29.57
Montana
$59,208
$28.47
Nebraska
$60,042
$28.87
Nevada
$77,633
$37.32
New Hampshire
$77,254
$37.14
New Jersey
$77,382
$37.20
New Mexico
$83,813
$40.29
New York
$81,745
$39.30
North Carolina
$56,921
$27.37
North Dakota
$63,067
$30.32
Ohio
$63,903
$30.72
Oklahoma
$61,815
$29.72
Oregon
$79,457
$38.20
Pennsylvania
$69,414
$33.37
Rhode Island
$69,655
$33.49
South Carolina
$74,538
$35.84
South Dakota
$57,181
$27.49
Tennessee
$72,272
$34.75
Texas
$82,542
$39.68
Utah
$68,478
$32.92
Vermont
$69,044
$33.19
Virginia
$58,081
$27.92
Washington
$95,846
$46.08
West Virginia
$83,110
$39.96
Wisconsin
$70,233
$33.77
Wyoming
$83,671
$40.23

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Highest Paying Cities For Production Manager

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Seattle, WA
$96,726
$46.50
San Francisco, CA
$86,389
$41.53
Miami, FL
$84,802
$40.77
San Antonio, TX
$83,987
$40.38
Boston, MA
$83,189
$39.99
New York, NY
$81,836
$39.34

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How much does a Production Manager make?

The average production manager salary is $70,377 per year, or $33.84 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $45,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $108,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Louisiana, Washington, New Mexico, Wyoming, and West Virginia provide the highest production manager salaries.

Average Production Manager Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $70,400
    $33.84
    +2.6%
    2020
    $68,600
    $32.97
    +1.9%
    2019
    $67,300
    $32.36
    +2.5%
    2018
    $65,600
    $31.55
    +1.5%
    2017
    $64,700
    $31.09
    +1.5%

    How Much Do Production Managers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, production manager salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that automotive, technology, and manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for production managers. For example, production managers make a whopping average salary of $83,786 while working for automotive companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $76,506 at technology companies and $76,335 at manufacturing companies. But production managers may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $59,745.
    RankIndustryAverage Production Manager SalaryProduction Manager Salary Range
    1Automotive
    $83,786
    $51k
    $98k
    2Technology
    $76,506
    $51k
    $98k
    3Manufacturing
    $76,335
    $51k
    $98k
    4Retail
    $65,793
    $51k
    $98k
    5Hospitality
    $59,745
    $51k
    $98k

    High Paying Production Manager Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Plant Superintendent

    Avg. salary: $96,024

    Plant superintendents must have skills in operations, productions, and management. They also need a 4-year degree in business or industrial management. Those who choose this career will be called upon to oversee a plant's manufacturing processes and to recommend improvements to increase productivity. They also enforce all state and federal regulations for plant operations and employee safety.
    20,037 Plant Superintendent Jobs
    3rd Shift Supervisor

    Avg. salary: $28,812

    A 3rd shift supervisor is responsible for monitoring the operations and staff performance of a specific shift. 3rd shift supervisors strategize on effective business techniques to maximize staff's productivity and improve customers' experience. They also analyze sales reports, resolve discrepancies, and identify business opportunities that would generate more resources for revenues and increase the company's profitability. A 3rd shift supervisor addresses customers' inquiries and concerns, as well as resolving their complaints about services timely and accurately.
    98,842 3rd Shift Supervisor Jobs
    Processing Supervisor

    Avg. salary: $55,263

    A processing supervisor is responsible for overseeing the overall operational processes of a department and ensuring that the team members adhere to the highest quality standards and efficiency. Processing supervisors strategize efficient techniques to maximize the productivity and performance of the staff to deliver customer satisfaction and increase the company's brand reputation to the public. They also coordinate with clients, respond to inquiries and concerns, and resolve any complications related to the process and project management procedures.
    39,173 Processing Supervisor Jobs
    Planting Supervisor

    Avg. salary: $52,582

    Planting Supervisors are responsible for administering the operations of cultivating and growing plants, be it for food, materials, comfort, or decorative beauty. Their duties include monitoring plants' health, ensuring proper feeding and watering of plants, supervising the mowing, trimming, fertilizing, mulching, edging, and weeding gardens, and facilitating trees and bushes pruning and trimming. Planting Supervisors are also involved in husbandry, managing disease and pest programs, budgeting, and updating work progress reports. They must keep abreast of the current horticulture developments in their area of specialty.
    38,684 Planting Supervisor Jobs
    Manager

    Avg. salary: $93,001

    Managers are responsible for a specific department, function, or employee group. They oversee their assigned departments and all the employees under the department. Managers are responsible that the department they are handling is functioning well. They set the department goals and the steps they must take to achieve the goals. They are also in charge of assessing the performance of their departments and their employees. Additionally, managers are responsible for interviewing prospective candidates for department vacancies and assessing their fit to the needs of the department. Managers also set the general working environment in the department, and they are expected to ensure that their employees remain motivated.
    961,682 Manager Jobs
    Shift Production Supervisor

    Avg. salary: $30,441

    A shift production supervisor is in charge of overseeing business operations, ensuring efficiency and smooth workflow. Their responsibilities revolve around devising strategies to reach production standards and production targets, supervising and assessing staff performance, delegating tasks, managing schedules, and prioritizing customer satisfaction. They may also produce progress reports and presentations, address and resolve any issues or concerns, and train new workforce members. Furthermore, as a supervisor, it is essential to lead and encourage team members, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations.
    112,016 Shift Production Supervisor Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Plant Superintendent
    $96,025
    $8,002
    $46.17
    20,037
    3rd Shift Supervisor
    $28,812
    $2,401
    $13.85
    98,842
    Processing Supervisor
    $55,263
    $4,605
    $26.57
    39,173
    Planting Supervisor
    $52,583
    $4,382
    $25.28
    38,684
    Manager
    $93,002
    $7,750
    $44.71
    961,682
    Shift Production Supervisor
    $30,442
    $2,537
    $14.64
    112,016
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    Production Manager Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a production manager 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.

    Which Companies Pay Production Managers The Most?

    To earn a high income as a production manager, working for First Republic Bank or Zenith Electronics might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Intuitive Surgical and Google report highly competitive wages for production managers.
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    Recently Added Production Manager Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Continental Carbonic Products
    Weekend Production Manager
    Weekend Production Manager
    Clearfield, PA
    08/31/2021
    $65,000
    08/31/2021
    Lafarge North America
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Florence, CO
    08/31/2021
    $79,000
    08/31/2021
    Baker & Spice Bakery
    Bakery Production Manager
    Bakery Production Manager
    Portland, OR
    08/30/2021
    $48,000
    08/30/2021
    Masco Corporation
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Longmont, CO
    08/28/2021
    $41,740
    08/28/2021
    Cintas Corporation
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Denver, CO
    08/27/2021
    $70,000
    08/27/2021
    ISS
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    York, PA
    08/27/2021
    $50,000
    08/27/2021
    Olympia Provisions
    Sandwich Production Manager
    Sandwich Production Manager
    Portland, OR
    08/27/2021
    $37,566
    08/27/2021
    Randstad Us
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Knoxville, TN
    08/26/2021
    $52,000
    08/26/2021
    Resourcemfg
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Phoenix, AZ
    08/26/2021
    $41,740
    08/26/2021
    University of South Carolina
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Columbia, SC
    08/25/2021
    $34,331
    08/25/2021

    Average Production Manager Salary by Demographic

    Production Manager Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $69,926
    female-income
    Female Income
    $61,068
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$69,926
    Female$61,068
    Median Production Manager Income by Race
    Asian production managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american production managers have the lowest average salary at $63,016.
    $70,000
    $56,000
    $42,000
    $28,000
    $14,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$67,376
    Black or African American$63,016
    Asian$67,426
    Hispanic or Latino$64,358
    Average Production Manager Salary by Education Level
    Production managers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $102,105 annually. With a Bachelors degree, production managers earn a median annual income of $88,065 compared to $76,618 for production managers with an Associate degree.
    $105,000
    $84,000
    $63,000
    $42,000
    $21,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$69,926
    Master's Degree$102,105
    Bachelor's Degree$88,065
    Some College/ Associate Degree$76,618

    Production Manager FAQs

    Do production managers make good money?

    Yes, production managers make good money. The average salary for a product manager is $72,096 a year, but can be as high as $121,141 a year and as low as $50,914 a year. Factors such as the number of years of experience, company location, and industry all impact earning potential.

    Number of years of experience and pay rate for production managers:

    • An entry-level ( less than 1 year experience) averages $59,388 a year

    • An early career (1 to 4 years of experience) averages $65,136 a year

    • A mid-career ( 5 to 9 years of experience) averages $72,112 a year

    • An experienced Production Manager (10-19 years of experience) averages $77,291 a year

    • A late-career (20 years and higher) averages $81,763 a year

    Top paying locations for production manager:

    • San Francisco Bay Area - $85,000 /yr

    • Greater Boston - $82,500 /yr

    • Washington DC-Baltimore Area - $76,300 /yr

    • Greater Seattle Area - $76,000 /yr

    • New York City Metropolitan Area - $75,000 /yr

    Production manager salary based on industry:

    • Energy Mining around $88,000 a year

    • Health Care around $85,000 a year

    • Manufacturing around $83,000 a year

    • Hardware Networking around $81,000 a year

    • Consumer Goods around $75,000 a year

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    What is a good salary for a manager?

    A good salary for a manager is $70,000 per year or more. Depending on the industry, management roles can earn salaries as low as $40,000 per year and as high as $150,000 per year.

    Because the responsibilities and qualifications of a manager are so different from one industry to another, it is difficult to predict the general expected salary of a manager.

    Managers who work in retail, food preparation, or hospitality often make smaller salaries than those in corporate settings. Seniority is also a huge factor in determining the expected salary of a manager.

    Although a manager already has a more senior position than those working under them, the difference between salaries at different levels of management is often huge. An assistant manager will generally make a lot less than a regional or district manager. As a management job moves up the chain of command, the expected salary increases.

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