Machine Shop Foreman Salary

Men make up the majority of Machine Shop Foremans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $23.53 per hour. Most Machine Shop Foremans like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by about two in five. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$41,256 - $93,055
$41K
$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $61,204
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50%
90%

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$16.20 - $32.45
$16
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $23.53
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,256 - $93,055  
   
Bonus
$487.96 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,179  
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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$37,613 - $83,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.20 - $32.45  
   
Overtime
$22.36 - $47.85  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$487.96 - $25,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,179  
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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$37,613 - $83,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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Job Description for Machine Shop Foreman

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

Common Career Paths for Machine Shop Foreman


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As Machine Shop Foremans transition into upper-level roles like Machine Shop Managers, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Machine Shop Managers earn the same amount as Machine Shop Foremans on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Machine Shop Foreman

Pay by Experience for a Machine Shop Foreman has a positive trend. An entry-level Machine Shop Foreman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Machine Shop Foreman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Machine Shop Foreman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 60 salaries. A Machine Shop Foreman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 69 salaries.

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Key Stats for Machine Shop Foreman

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
45%
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Experience Affects Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

▲17%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

CNC Process Engineering
▲28%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲19%

Operations Management
▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$54,000

Welding
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 31%