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Machine Shop Foreman Salary

Men make up the majority of Machine Shop Foremans in the United States, bringing in about $23.98 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and just over a half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Machine Shop Foremans is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$43,916 - $83,492
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,753
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$14.57 - $32.98
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,916 - $83,492  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
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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$37,592 - $82,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $32.98  
   
Overtime
$21.41 - $49.93  
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 - $5,051  
   
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).
)
$37,592 - $82,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
United States (change)

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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Lower-level Machine Shop Foremans may earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Machine Shop Manager.

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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 income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $52K. On average, Machine Shop Foremans make $55K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $64K.

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Experience Affects Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$57,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 15%