Machine Shop Foreman Salary

Male Machine Shop Foremans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $24.49 per hour in the United States. Most Machine Shop Foremans report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and just under a half have dental coverage, one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,719 - $97,751

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$14.49 - $33.39

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,719 - $97,751  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,575  
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $6,000  
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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$40,505 - $89,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.49 - $33.39  
   
Overtime
$22.81 - $50.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,575  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $6,000  
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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$40,505 - $89,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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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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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Machine Shop Foremans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $48K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $52K. On average, Machine Shop Foremans make $57K following one to two decades on the job. Machine Shop Foremans who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $66K.

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Experience Affects Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$59,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

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
10%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 21%
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