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.

$40,919 - $100,288
(Median)
$41K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,203
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$15.96 - $33.00
(Median)
$16
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,919 - $100,288  
   
Bonus
$587 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$1,221  
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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$37,356 - $88,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.96 - $33.00  
   
Overtime
$22.18 - $47.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$587 - $10,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,221  
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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$37,356 - $88,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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. 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.

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Experience Affects Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

CNC Process Engineering
up arrow 36%

Operations Management
up arrow 17%

up arrow 5%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 5%

National Average
$56,000

Welding
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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