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Production Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$74,000
$49,000
$74,000
$113,000
The average production manager makes about $74,869 per year. That's $35.99 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $49,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $113,000. Many of production managers seem to be drawn to manufacturing and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case production managers tend to work at technology, manufacturing, and media companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Washington, Colorado and Maine pay production managers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Seattle, WA
$112,723
Denver, CO
$102,672
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Map of Production Manager Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Production Manager Salary By Location

While a production manager can average a salary of $74,869 per year, or $35.99 per hour, there are many opportunities for production managers to make more. For example, in Seattle, WA you might make $112,723 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, Denver, CO and Portland, ME. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Seattle, WA where the average starting salary is $67,000. The highest paying states for production managers include Washington, Colorado and Maine. Meanwhile, Maryland, Hawaii, and Florida offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$102,137
$102k

High Paying Production Manager Jobs

Average Production Manager Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a production manager, working for Microsoft or Apple might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Google and Occidental Petroleum report highly competitive salaries for production managers.

Company
Average Salary
$152,211
$152k
$148,812
$149k
$137,702
$138k
$119,870
$120k
$117,987
$118k

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Production Manager Salary History

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    Average Production Manager Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, production manager salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, manufacturing, and media companies tend to offer much higher salaries for production managers. For example, production managers make a whopping average salary of $92,256 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $78,308 at manufacturing companies and $74,486 at media companies. But production managers may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $65,524.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $92,256
    $92k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $78,308
    $78k
    Media
    Media
    $74,486
    $74k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $69,093
    $69k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $67,574
    $68k
    Retail
    Retail
    $65,524
    $66k

    Production Manager Salary By Experience Level

    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.

    Recently Added Production Manager Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    Production Manager (Project-Based)
    Production Manager (Project-Based)
    Production Manager (Project-Based)
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $91,306
    $91,306
    10/31/2020
    Colorado State
    Colorado State
    Production Manager-Dmv/Vss-Administrator IV
    Production Manager-Dmv/Vss-Administrator IV
    Production Manager-Dmv/Vss-Administrator IV
    Lakewood, CO
    Lakewood, CO
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $63,864
    $63,864
    10/24/2020
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Pittsfield, ME
    Pittsfield, ME
    10/21/2020
    10/21/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    10/21/2020
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Yakima, WA
    Yakima, WA
    10/13/2020
    10/13/2020
    $70,000
    $70,000
    10/13/2020
    Manager of Records and Production
    Manager of Records and Production
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    10/09/2020
    10/09/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    10/09/2020
    Shop Manager/Production Manager
    Shop Manager/Production Manager
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Salt Lake City, UT
    10/09/2020
    10/09/2020
    $90,000
    $90,000
    10/09/2020
    Wayne Arc
    Wayne Arc
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Newark, NY
    Newark, NY
    10/06/2020
    10/06/2020
    $41,343
    $41,343
    10/06/2020
    Randstad
    Randstad
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Saint Petersburg, FL
    Saint Petersburg, FL
    10/02/2020
    10/02/2020
    $85,000
    $85,000
    10/02/2020
    Buzzfeed
    Buzzfeed
    Production Manager (Project-Based)
    Production Manager (Project-Based)
    Production Manager (Project-Based)
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    09/30/2020
    09/30/2020
    $91,306
    $91,306
    09/30/2020
    Production Manager
    Production Manager
    Londonderry, NH
    Londonderry, NH
    09/28/2020
    09/28/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
    09/28/2020