Machine Shop Foreman Salary

A sizeable majority of Machine Shop Foremans in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $24.76 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although nearly one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,596 - $97,432
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$97K
MEDIAN: $61,256
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$14.14 - $33.48
(Median)
$14
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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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 (?
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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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As Machine Shop Foremans make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Machine Shop Manager position pays around the same amount as the Machine Shop Foreman job 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Machine Shop Foremans. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $53K. Machine Shop Foremans claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $66K on average.

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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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