Machine Shop Foreman Salary

Machine Shop Foremans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $24.59 per hour. Most Machine Shop Foremans report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one-half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,006 - $97,408
(Median)
$46K
$63K
$97K
MEDIAN: $62,551
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$14.47 - $33.73
(Median)
$14
$25
$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
$46,006 - $97,408  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
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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$40,661 - $89,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.47 - $33.73  
   
Overtime
$22.75 - $51.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
   
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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$40,661 - $89,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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.

Common Career Paths for Machine Shop Foreman


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Machine Shop Foremans sometimes move into a Machine Shop Manager role, where the salary is similar.

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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 many Machine Shop Foremans, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $48K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $52K on average. Machine Shop Foremans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. 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 $66K.

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Experience Affects Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$59,000

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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
7%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 20%
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