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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in United States 2019

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in United States?

5,193 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in United States typically earns around 5,193 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Factory and Manufacturing jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assembly Foreman2,863 USD
Assembly Line Worker2,585 USD
Assembly Supervisor3,961 USD
Assistance Maintenance Manager6,435 USD
Assistant Shipping Manager6,219 USD
Chemical Equipment Controller5,480 USD
Chemical Technican Apprentice5,296 USD
CNC Machinist5,020 USD
CNC Operator4,734 USD
CNC Programmer5,245 USD
Colour Technologist4,467 USD
Contracts Manager6,029 USD
Data Collection Coordinator4,712 USD
Demand Planner4,159 USD
Derrick Operator3,557 USD
Director of Manufacturing7,468 USD
Dock Worker3,612 USD
Drying Technician3,260 USD
Equipment Operator3,396 USD
Export Sales Coordinator5,707 USD
Factory Superintendent4,223 USD
Factory Worker4,502 USD
Failure Analysis Technician4,356 USD
Fiberglass Laminator3,422 USD
Food Technologist4,926 USD
Forklift Driver3,637 USD
Forming Machine Operator3,664 USD
Furnace Operator3,223 USD
Gas Appliance Repairer3,339 USD
General Warehouse Associate5,009 USD
Heavy Equipment Operator4,329 USD
HSE Manager7,366 USD
Industrial Engineer6,327 USD
Industrial Machinery Mechanic5,053 USD
Industrial Production Manager9,378 USD
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer6,188 USD
Intake Operator4,335 USD
Key Account Manager7,576 USD
Lift Truck Operator3,921 USD
Loading Supervisor4,992 USD
Logistic Coordinator5,558 USD
Logistics Clerk4,437 USD
Machine Operator3,515 USD
Machinist3,325 USD
Maintenance Manager5,975 USD
Maintenance Store Clerk3,263 USD
Manufacturing Engineer6,083 USD
Manufacturing Engineering Manager7,409 USD
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist6,912 USD
Manufacturing Manager7,577 USD
Manufacturing Operative6,240 USD
Manufacturing Production Technician4,209 USD
Manufacturing Supervisor5,368 USD
Manufacturing Technician4,192 USD
Materials Supervisor5,588 USD
Mechanical Fitter Engineer5,854 USD
Mechanical Foreman3,839 USD
Merchandise Planner4,753 USD
Metrology Engineer5,722 USD
Operations Engineer5,865 USD
Operations Manager7,054 USD
Order Management Coordinator5,838 USD
Order Processing Manager6,785 USD
Order Selector3,992 USD
Package Handler3,386 USD
Packaging Manager6,806 USD
Packer2,787 USD
Packing Deputy Supervisor4,799 USD
Planning Manager6,855 USD
Plant Manager8,479 USD
Precision Instrument Repairer4,406 USD
Process Technician4,302 USD
Product Manager7,356 USD
Production Analyst6,941 USD
Production Director9,130 USD
Production Engineer6,428 USD
Production Engineering Supervisor7,482 USD
Production Inspector6,374 USD
Production Laborer3,448 USD
Production Manager7,784 USD
Production Scheduler5,024 USD
Production Supervisor5,902 USD
Quality Control Analyst7,014 USD
Quality Control Inspector6,000 USD
Quality Control Manager7,733 USD
Service Technician4,076 USD
SHEQ Officer4,307 USD
Shipping Manager7,185 USD
Small Engine Mechanic4,709 USD
Spray Painter3,338 USD
Sterile Processing Technician3,900 USD
Structural Welder3,326 USD
Supply Chain Operative5,729 USD
Technical Operator4,288 USD
Technology Development Manager8,908 USD
Testing Technician6,016 USD
Toolmaker4,771 USD
Warehouse Operative3,836 USD
Warehouse Worker3,656 USD
Warranty Handler4,730 USD
Welder3,823 USD
Workshop Manager6,820 USD

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in United States

Median and salary distribution monthly United States Factory and Manufacturing

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Factory and Manufacturing salaries in United States range between 2,448 USD per month (minimum salary) to 9,790 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,245 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 5,245 USD while the other half are earning more than 5,245 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 3,462 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,462 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 7,668 USD while 25% are earning more than 7,668 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Forecast and Trend in United States

How do Factory and Manufacturing salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly United States Factory and Manufacturing
Average Salary 2016    =  
4,781 USD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
4,958 USD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
5,097 USD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
5,193 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Factory and Manufacturing salaries in United States are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in United States

30 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Factory and Manufacturing is 30 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 30 USD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly United StatesWe compared United States salaries for Factory and Manufacturing and All Jobs and we found that Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 22% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Atlanta5,241 USD
Austin6,086 USD
Baltimore5,324 USD
Boston5,666 USD
Bristol4,400 USD
Chicago6,009 USD
Cincinnati4,444 USD
Cleveland4,594 USD
Dallas6,191 USD
Denver5,609 USD
Detroit5,665 USD
Honolulu4,384 USD
Houston6,455 USD
Indianapolis5,506 USD
Iowa City4,289 USD
Jacksonville5,956 USD
Kansas City5,062 USD
Kent4,337 USD
Las Vegas5,294 USD
Long Beach4,997 USD
Los Angeles6,288 USD
Memphis5,524 USD
Miami5,086 USD
Minneapolis4,620 USD
New Orleans4,832 USD
New York6,652 USD
Oakland4,895 USD
Oklahoma City5,209 USD
Orlando4,662 USD
Philadelphia6,113 USD
Phoenix6,018 USD
Sacramento5,151 USD
San Antonio6,295 USD
San Diego5,976 USD
San Francisco5,724 USD
San Jose5,877 USD
Seattle5,488 USD
Tampa4,818 USD
Vancouver4,362 USD
Washington D.C.5,677 USD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alabama5,557 USD
Alaska4,860 USD
Arizona5,784 USD
Arkansas5,357 USD
California6,120 USD
Colorado5,530 USD
Connecticut5,373 USD
Delaware4,998 USD
District of Columbia4,894 USD
Florida6,096 USD
Georgia5,993 USD
Hawaii5,126 USD
Idaho5,131 USD
Illinois6,065 USD
Indiana5,797 USD
Iowa5,365 USD
Kansas5,370 USD
Kentucky5,540 USD
Louisiana5,545 USD
Maine5,111 USD
Maryland5,776 USD
Massachusetts5,782 USD
Michigan6,008 USD
Minnesota5,683 USD
Mississippi5,357 USD
Missouri5,749 USD
Montana5,090 USD
Nebraska5,261 USD
Nevada5,377 USD
New Hampshire5,160 USD
New Jersey5,999 USD
New Mexico5,337 USD
New York6,233 USD
North Carolina5,493 USD
North Dakota4,490 USD
Ohio5,555 USD
Oklahoma5,056 USD
Oregon5,061 USD
Pennsylvania5,623 USD
Rhode Island4,615 USD
South Carolina5,178 USD
South Dakota4,625 USD
Tennessee5,393 USD
Texas5,755 USD
Utah4,894 USD
Vermont4,542 USD
Virginia5,517 USD
Washington5,472 USD
West Virginia4,863 USD
Wisconsin5,329 USD
Wyoming4,514 USD
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