|Quick Facts: Industrial Production Managers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$87,160 per year
$41.91 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||1 to 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||150,300|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||9% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||13,700|
Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.
Almost 80 percent of industrial production managers work in manufacturing industries. Most work full time, and many work long hours.
Most employers require production managers to have a bachelor’s degree and 2 to 5 years of related work experience.
The median annual wage of industrial production managers was $87,160 in May 2010.
Employment of industrial production managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average of all occupations. Most of these managers are employed in manufacturing industries, which are expected to decline due to foreign competition and increased automation.
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