Two in three of Machine Shop Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $38K to $93K per year, and the average comes out to $66K per year. Cash earnings for Machine Shop Managers — including $10K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $38K to $93K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Machine Shop Managers is high. Although nearly one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,387 - $95,685
$46K
$66K
$96K
MEDIAN: $65,524
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$14.19 - $32.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$46,387 - $95,685  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,284  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$37,943 - $93,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $32.05  
   
Overtime
$22.00 - $49.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,284  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$37,943 - $93,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Job Description for Machine Shop Manager

A machine shop manager is a skilled tradesperson who oversees manufacturing processes for companies such as steel mills, metal processors, and automotive, aerospace, and shipbuilding businesses. They need to read and understand mechanical drawings and blueprints, as well as meet with other department heads to ensure that a company's productivity goals are met. Additionally, machine shop managers are expected to understand and implement company policies, including quality control and safety plans. They motivate, teach, and schedule subordinates to meet company processing and manufacturing goals. As such, they should posses strong interpersonal and leadership skills. They are generally expected to write and submit evaluations of subordinates, as well as issue rewards and discipline. If an injury takes place, a machine job manager must write a report and file it through the proper channels.

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Machine Shop Manager Tasks

  • Supervise and coordinate activity in a machine shop, and make sure operations are carried out efficiently and safely.
  • Train employees in the proper use of equipment, enforce safety regulations, assign tasks, and oversee employees' work.
  • Interpret blueprints and develop plans for how to complete a project.
  • Upgrade and maintain machinery, order parts, and ensure repair records are kept up to date.

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Pay by Experience Level for Machine Shop Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Machine Shop Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $49K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. As Machine Shop Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $71K.

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Key Stats for Machine Shop Manager

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
039
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
40%
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Experience Affects Machine Shop Manager Salaries



National Average
$61,000



Skills That Affect Machine Shop Manager Salaries

CNC Process Engineering
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

up arrow 4%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$61,000

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 3%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 11%

Precision Machining
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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