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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in United States 2018

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

5,126 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in United States typically earns around 5,126 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 Foreman2,435 USD
Assembly Supervisor3,112 USD
CNC Programmer3,500 USD
Director Of Manufacturing8,250 USD
Industrial Engineer5,417 USD
Key Account Manager7,097 USD
Logistic Coordinator2,560 USD
Logistics Clerk2,960 USD
Machinist3,404 USD
Maintenance Manager6,528 USD
Manufacturing Engineer5,401 USD
Manufacturing Engineering Manager11,667 USD
Manufacturing Manager6,370 USD
Materials Management Supervisor5,417 USD
Order Processing Manager3,750 USD
Product Manager7,348 USD
Production Engineer4,475 USD
Production Engineering Supervisor4,646 USD
Production Manager5,501 USD
Production Supervisor3,579 USD
Quality Control Analyst3,875 USD
Quality Control Inspector3,056 USD
Quality Control Manager8,083 USD
Shipping Manager3,333 USD
Testing Technician2,362 USD
Welder2,000 USD

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in United States

25% of people earn
3,417 USD
or less
50% of people earn
4,621 USD
or less
75% of people earn
6,552 USD
or less
Minimum
1,000 USD
Median
4,621 USD
Maximum
14,583 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Factory and Manufacturing salaries in United States range between 1,000 USD per month (minimum salary) to 14,583 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,621 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 4,621 USD while the other half are earning more than 4,621 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 3,417 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,417 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 6,552 USD while 25% are earning more than 6,552 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.

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
4,802 USD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
4,879 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,015 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
5,126 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Factory and Manufacturing salaries in United States are rising in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in United States

26 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Factory and Manufacturing is 26 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 26 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.

Salary Comparison of Factory and Manufacturing Jobs in United States

5,126 USD
6,152 USD
Average Salary
Factory and Manufacturing
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared United States salaries for Factory and Manufacturing and All Jobs and we found that Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 17% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Boston6,958 USD
Cincinnati3,544 USD
Cleveland4,472 USD
Dallas4,032 USD
Denver6,625 USD
Houston5,875 USD
Kansas City5,292 USD
Los Angeles5,717 USD
New Haven4,750 USD
New York4,910 USD
Oklahoma City6,167 USD
Reno5,633 USD
Salt Lake City6,278 USD
San Diego4,810 USD
San Francisco6,667 USD
Springfield4,785 USD
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