Machine Shop Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately two in three of Machine Shop Managers. Salaries average out to around $65K annually and spread from $39K to $95K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, about a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,646 - $97,489
(Median)
$45K
$65K
$97K
MEDIAN: $65,097
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90%

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$14.33 - $31.85
(Median)
$14
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,646 - $97,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,391  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$38,729 - $94,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $31.85  
   
Overtime
$21.67 - $48.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,391  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$38,729 - $94,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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

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

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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.


Machine Shop Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $48K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $54K. Machine Shop Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $63K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $68K.

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Experience Affects Machine Shop Manager Salaries



National Average
$61,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Machine Shop Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 6%

CNC Process Engineering
up arrow 6%

CNC/NC
up arrow 3%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Precision Machining
up arrow 2%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 3%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 11%

Operations Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

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: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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