Machine Shop Foreman Salary
Machine Shop Foremans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $23.99 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.
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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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $45K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $50K on average. Machine Shop Foremans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $63K on average.