Industrial Production Managers

risk level
Based on 32 votes
by 2031
or $51.71 hourly
as of 2022

Automation risk

38% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

User poll

29% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that there is a small chance this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 38% chance of automation.

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Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Industrial Production Managers' job openings is expected to rise 3.5% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Industrial Production Managers' was $107,560, or $51.71 per hour

'Industrial Production Managers' were paid 132.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 211,710 people employed as Industrial Production Managers within the United States.

This represents around 0.14% of the employed workforce across the country.

Put another way, around 1 in 698 people are employed as Industrial Production Managers.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 11-3051.00


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Lucas (Small chance) says
Dealing with people daily makes it a shitty job but safer in the AI way!
Mar 23, 2021 at 05:46 PM
jared (No chance) says
My role is more people facing.
Mar 09, 2021 at 05:32 PM
kor (No chance) says
The management of a production line is almost entirely balancing the responsibilities of the humans and the corporation overall with the capabilities in-house - that's a tough ask when guidance is vague and 'corporate'
Aug 06, 2020 at 12:01 AM

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