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Machine Shop Foreman Salary

Men account for the majority of Machine Shop Foremans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $24.40 per hour. A strong majority enjoy medical while close to one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in three. Work is enjoyable for Machine Shop Foremans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,027 - $97,408
(Median)
$46K
$63K
$97K
MEDIAN: $62,704
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90%

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$14.56 - $33.54
(Median)
$15
$24
$34
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,027 - $97,408  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,333  
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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$39,672 - $88,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $33.54  
   
Overtime
$22.57 - $50.79  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,333  
   
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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$39,672 - $88,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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Job Description for Machine Shop Foreman

  • Set up machines, adjust settings, perform calibration, and maintenance.
  • Interpret blueprints and ensure products are produced to specifications in an efficient manner.
  • Supervise and assist machinists and operators to ensure steady production.

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Pay by Experience Level for Machine Shop Foreman

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


For Machine Shop Foremans, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $49K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $53K. Machine Shop Foremans see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $65K.

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Experience Affects Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$58,000

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 19%
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