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Machine Shop Manager Salary (United States)

With nearly three in four of Machine Shop Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Machine Shop Managers is $66K per year and can range from $39K on the lower end to $91K per year near the higher end. In the world of Machine Shop Managers, overall income ranges from $39K near the bottom to $91K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $18K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While some workers in this profession — nearly one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and nearly one-half have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Machine Shop Manager Salary (?
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$43,947 - $89,872
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MEDIAN: $66,035
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Machine Shop Manager Salary (?
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$15.87 - $31.76
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,947 - $89,872  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,027  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $18,000  
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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$39,468 - $91,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.87 - $31.76  
   
Overtime
$21.57 - $48.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $18,000  
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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$39,468 - $91,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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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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Machine Shop Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with CNC Process Engineering and CNC/NC are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include CAD/CAM and Precision Machining. Aptitude in CAD/CAM tends to also indicate an understanding of CNC/NC.

Pay by Experience Level for Machine Shop Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Machine Shop Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $50K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $57K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $65K. Machine Shop Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Machine Shop Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
National Average
$62,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Machine Shop Manager Salaries

CNC Process Engineering
up arrow 22%
CNC/NC
up arrow 4%
National Average
$62,000
Operations Management
up arrow 1%
Precision Machining
up arrow 3%
CAD/CAM
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 26%