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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in France 2020

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

Average Yearly Salary
47,600 EUR
( 3,970 EUR monthly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in France typically earns around 47,600 EUR per year. Salaries range from 22,500 EUR (lowest average) to 89,800 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Factory and Manufacturing careers. 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 Foreman24,000 EUR
Assembly Line Worker20,900 EUR
Assembly Supervisor34,700 EUR
Assistance Maintenance Manager56,400 EUR
Assistant Shipping Manager55,900 EUR
Chemical Equipment Controller47,300 EUR
Chemical Technican Apprentice45,300 EUR
CNC Machinist42,700 EUR
CNC Operator42,100 EUR
CNC Programmer48,100 EUR
Colour Technologist39,400 EUR
Contracts Manager53,400 EUR
Data Collection Coordinator40,700 EUR
Demand Planner37,900 EUR
Derrick Operator29,800 EUR
Director of Manufacturing63,000 EUR
Dock Worker32,000 EUR
Drying Technician29,200 EUR
Equipment Operator28,200 EUR
Export Sales Coordinator49,300 EUR
Factory Superintendent38,200 EUR
Factory Worker37,400 EUR
Failure Analysis Technician37,800 EUR
Fiberglass Laminator30,800 EUR
Food Technologist40,500 EUR
Forklift Driver32,700 EUR
Forming Machine Operator33,300 EUR
Furnace Operator27,800 EUR
Gas Appliance Repairer29,900 EUR
General Warehouse Associate44,800 EUR
Heavy Equipment Operator39,700 EUR
HSE Manager61,500 EUR
Industrial Engineer58,000 EUR
Industrial Machinery Mechanic45,200 EUR
Industrial Production Manager79,400 EUR
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer54,800 EUR
Intake Operator36,200 EUR
Key Account Manager64,900 EUR
Lift Truck Operator33,200 EUR
Loading Supervisor44,400 EUR
Logistic Coordinator47,800 EUR
Logistics Clerk38,100 EUR
Machine Operator32,600 EUR
Machinist29,200 EUR
Maintenance Manager54,000 EUR
Maintenance Store Clerk29,400 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer52,800 EUR
Manufacturing Engineering Manager67,300 EUR
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist58,800 EUR
Manufacturing Manager68,900 EUR
Manufacturing Operative52,100 EUR
Manufacturing Production Technician37,500 EUR
Manufacturing Supervisor47,300 EUR
Manufacturing Technician36,000 EUR
Materials Supervisor48,000 EUR
Mechanical Fitter Engineer48,300 EUR
Mechanical Foreman33,200 EUR
Merchandise Planner39,100 EUR
Metrology Engineer53,000 EUR
Operations Engineer47,700 EUR
Operations Manager62,200 EUR
Order Management Coordinator52,000 EUR
Order Processing Manager60,400 EUR
Order Selector36,500 EUR
Package Handler30,600 EUR
Packaging Manager58,800 EUR
Packer23,900 EUR
Packing Deputy Supervisor43,400 EUR
Planning Manager60,400 EUR
Plant Manager74,000 EUR
Precision Instrument Repairer40,400 EUR
Process Technician38,500 EUR
Product Manager64,500 EUR
Production Analyst64,000 EUR
Production Director82,500 EUR
Production Engineer57,800 EUR
Production Engineering Supervisor63,700 EUR
Production Inspector57,700 EUR
Production Laborer29,500 EUR
Production Manager69,300 EUR
Production Scheduler45,700 EUR
Production Supervisor53,700 EUR
Quality Control Analyst59,100 EUR
Quality Control Inspector55,400 EUR
Quality Control Manager68,100 EUR
Service Technician37,400 EUR
SHEQ Officer38,700 EUR
Shipping Manager63,300 EUR
Small Engine Mechanic41,100 EUR
Spray Painter30,300 EUR
Sterile Processing Technician32,600 EUR
Structural Welder30,300 EUR
Supply Chain Operative50,500 EUR
Technical Operator37,400 EUR
Technology Development Manager77,400 EUR
Testing Technician52,500 EUR
Toolmaker40,000 EUR
Warehouse Operative33,000 EUR
Warehouse Worker32,900 EUR
Warranty Handler44,100 EUR
Welder34,600 EUR
Workshop Manager55,800 EUR

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in France

Median and salary distribution yearly France Factory and Manufacturing
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in France range from 22,500 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 89,800 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 45,700 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 45,700 EUR while the other half are earning more than 45,700 EUR. 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 30,700 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 30,700 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 65,100 EUR while 25% are earning more than 65,100 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in France costs anywhere from 25,400 Euro(s) to 76,100 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly France Factory and Manufacturing
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 6% more than their female counterparts.

46,400 EUR
49,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in France for all Careers

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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in France

How much are annual salary increments in France for Factory and Manufacturing professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Factory and Manufacturing

Factory and Manufacturing professionals in France are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate France Factory and Manufacturing
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

France / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in France is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in France for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in France

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate France Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

73% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries yearly France
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in France earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
59,200 EUR
Public Sector+5%
62,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Forecast and Trend in France

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 yearly France Factory and Manufacturing
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Average Salary 2016
42,300 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
43,900 EUR
Average Salary 2018+2%
44,700 EUR
Average Salary 2019+3%
45,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Factory and Manufacturing salaries in France are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in France

23 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in France is 23 EUR. This means that the average person in France earns approximately 23 EUR for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing yearly France
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 22% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bordeaux44,200 EUR
Lille43,700 EUR
Lyon50,400 EUR
Marseille51,400 EUR
Montpellier45,800 EUR
Nantes47,900 EUR
Nice48,900 EUR
Paris52,900 EUR
Strasbourg47,400 EUR
Toulouse50,400 EUR
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