Men make up the majority of Machine Shop Foremans in the United States, bringing in about $23.70 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Machine Shop Foremans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — close to one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,976 - $98,812
$41K
$61K
$99K
MEDIAN: $60,984
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50%
90%

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$16.01 - $32.25
$16
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $23.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,976 - $98,812  
   
Bonus
$500 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,179  
Total Pay (?
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$37,072 - $84,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.01 - $32.25  
   
Overtime
$22.49 - $47.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$500 - $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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$37,072 - $84,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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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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Machine Shop Foremans' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Machine Shop Manager. On average, Machine Shop Managers get paid about the same as Machine Shop Foremans do.

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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.


Machine Shop Foremans with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $46K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $51K. Machine Shop Foremans claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $63K.

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Key Stats for Machine Shop Foreman

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
45%
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Experience Affects Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

CNC Process Engineering
up arrow 39%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 8%

up arrow 6%

Operations Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$54,000

Welding
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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