Machine Shop Foreman Salary

Machine Shop Foremans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $24.38 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Machine Shop Foremans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and one-half earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,926 - $97,526
(Median)
$46K
$62K
$98K
MEDIAN: $62,414
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50%
90%

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$14.39 - $33.23
(Median)
$14
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,926 - $97,526  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,175  
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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$36,928 - $87,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $33.23  
   
Overtime
$21.85 - $50.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,175  
   
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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$36,928 - $87,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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' 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.


For many Machine Shop Foremans, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $52K. Machine Shop Foremans claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $65K.

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Experience Affects Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$58,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

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
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 17%