Machine Shop Foreman Salary

Male Machine Shop Foremans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $24.76 per hour in the United States. Most Machine Shop Foremans like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although close to a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$44,596 - $97,432
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$97K
MEDIAN: $61,256
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50%
90%

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$14.14 - $33.48
(Median)
$14
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,596 - $97,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$35,118 - $89,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.14 - $33.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.09 - $49.33  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
)
$35,118 - $89,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Machine Shop Manager. Machine Shop Managers on average make about as much as Machine Shop Foremans do.

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Machine Shop Foremans who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. CNC/NC and Machine Programming, Manufacturing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Machine Programming, Manufacturing.

Pay by Experience Level for Machine Shop Foreman

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $57K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $66K.

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Experience Affects Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$59,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

CNC/NC
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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