The median annual wage of industrial production managers was $87,160 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in the occupation earned more than the amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $52,640, and the top 10 percent earned more than $148,020.
The table below lists the May 2010 median annual wages of industrial production managers in the manufacturing industries where they are most commonly employed.
|Computer and electronic product manufacturing||$98,470|
|Transportation equipment manufacturing||91,460|
|Fabricated metal product manufacturing||80,970|
Most industrial production managers work full time, and many work long hours. In some facilities, managers work night or weekend shifts and must be on call to deal with emergencies at any time of day.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition