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Industrial Production Managers

General Information

Description

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

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit89.27%
  2. Self-employed5.96%
  3. Private, not for profit2.69%
  4. State and local government1.50%
  5. Federal government0.38%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Business Management & Administration

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+2%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$107,560

Military salary*

$67,221

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State-by-state Salary

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$139,840
$95,420
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 29%
  • Bachelor's degree 25%
  • Post-secondary certificate 16%
  • Some college 11%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Less than high school 5%
  • Post baccalaureate 2%
  • Master's degree 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Administration and Management
  • Education and Training
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Engineering and Technology

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