"continuous improvement," "customer service," and "quality standards" aren't the only skills we found production managers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of production manager responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 61.7% of production managers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 7.1% earned their master's degrees before becoming a production manager. While it's true that most production managers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every seven production managers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those production managers who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a communication degree. Less commonly earned degrees for production managers include a graphic design degree or a management degree.
When you're ready to become a production manager, you might wonder which companies hire production managers. According to our research through production manager resumes, production managers are mostly hired by Niagara Bottling, The Pearson Companies, and BrightView Landscape Development. Now is a good time to apply as Niagara Bottling has 28 production managers job openings, and there are 25 at The Pearson Companies and 23 at BrightView Landscape Development.
If you're interested in companies where production managers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at First Republic Bank, Zenith Electronics, and Intuitive Surgical. We found that at First Republic Bank, the average production manager salary is $117,367. Whereas at Zenith Electronics, production managers earn roughly $104,585. And at Intuitive Surgical, they make an average salary of $102,045.
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 Company, and Cargill. These three companies have hired a significant number of production managers from these institutions.
For the most part, production managers make their living in the manufacturing and retail industries. Production managers tend to make the most in the automotive industry with an average salary of $83,786. The production manager annual salary in the technology and manufacturing industries generally make $76,506 and $76,335 respectively. Additionally, production managers who work in the automotive industry make 40.2% more than production managers in the hospitality Industry.