Production manager or director in manufacturing
- Oversees supervision of the production line and its staff, ensures targets are met.
- Monitors production and production costs and undertakes or arranges for the preparation of reports and records.
- Manages production to ensure that orders are completed to an agreed date and conform to customer and other requirements.
- Liaises with other managers to plan overall production activity and daily manufacturing activity, sets quality standards and estimates timescales and costs.
Typical Education Level
Honours, Bachelor's degree
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 25% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for production manager or director in manufacturing is £39,998
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 7,676. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for production manager or director in manufacturing roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £39,998 per year. That is about £3,333 per month or £20.51 per hour. New workers generally start on £19,531, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £87,214
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 7,676 people are employed in the region.