Career Profile

Industrial Production Managers

Education HS diploma or less
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $114,300
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants.

General Information

Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Industrial Production Managers

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 49 openings per year are projected for Industrial Production Managers.


Employment Change

Employment for Industrial Production Managers is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 14.8% between 2023 and 2028.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $54.96/hour. Entry level workers are paid $33.50, while experienced workers are paid $69.70. The median wage is significantly above average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 443 Industrial Production Managers in the RCA region. By 2028 this number could reach 509.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Industrial Production Managers are Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing, Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing, and Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Industrial Production Managers include Production and Processing, Administration and Management, and Customer and Personal Service.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Industrial Production Managers is HS diploma or less. 43% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET