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 $24.53 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,187 - $97,161
(Median)
$46K
$63K
$97K
MEDIAN: $62,704
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$14.41 - $33.58
(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
$46,187 - $97,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,425  
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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$39,773 - $88,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $33.58  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $52.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,425  
   
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).
)
$39,773 - $88,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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 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 $48K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $53K. Machine Shop Foremans claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $66K.

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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 18%

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
10%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 20%
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