Men represent the vast majority of Concrete Foremans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $21.21 per hour nationwide. Total cash compensation to Concrete Foremans varies from $34K to $79K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K each. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a half, and just under one in three earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,439 - $81,596
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$36K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,213
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$15.22 - $31.48
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$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,439 - $81,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,225  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,935 - $78,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $31.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.81  
Overtime
$22.51 - $41.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,225  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,935 - $78,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 327

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Job Description for Concrete Foreman

Generally, a concrete foreman is either a managerial role within a construction company, or an independent contractor overseeing a crew of men who specialize in pouring foundation or other cement construction. Tasks for which concrete foremen are responsible include reporting expense receipts, confirming employee time cards, and overseeing the proper use of equipment. Those in this position are expected to have the necessary skills to ensure efficient and profitable use of the company’s resources. They must often have the ability to operate heavy machinery and should hold any necessary certifications to do so.

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Concrete Foreman Tasks

  • Plan, direct and budget activities concerned with the construction of structures, facilities or systems.
  • Read and interpret site plans, construction drawings and scopes of work.
  • Manage supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Coordinate essential personnelon-site for the project.
  • Communicate and enforce all safety regulations.

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Popular Skills for Concrete Foreman


Concrete Foremans report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Job Scheduling, Machine Operation, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include finisher, concrete finisher, and Construction Estimating. Those familiar with Blueprints also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Concrete Foreman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Concrete Foremans. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $48K. Concrete Foremans bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $60K.

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Experience Affects Concrete Foreman Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Concrete Foreman Salaries


Job Scheduling
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Machine Operation
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Blueprints
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National Average
$52,000

Construction Estimating
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Concrete
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concrete finisher
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finisher
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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