Machine Shop Manager Salary

Approximately two-thirds of Machine Shop Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $38K to $93K per year, but median earnings come to around $67K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Machine Shop Managers generally range from $38K to $93K depending on individual performance. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Most Machine Shop Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$47,840 - $96,125
$48K
$67K
$96K
MEDIAN: $67,084
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50%
90%

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$13.70 - $31.99
$14
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $22.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,840 - $96,125  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,197  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$37,901 - $93,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $31.99  
   
Overtime
$20.82 - $48.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,197  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$37,901 - $93,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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

Pay by Experience for a Machine Shop Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Machine Shop Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Machine Shop Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Machine Shop Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 112 salaries. A Machine Shop Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 116 salaries.

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Key Stats for Machine Shop Manager

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Machine Shop Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲2%

National Average
$62,000

▼12%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Machine Shop Manager Salaries

CNC Process Engineering
▲6%

Project Management
▲5%

▲4%


Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲2%


National Average
$62,000

Operations Management
▼2%

Job Scheduling
▼4%

CAD/CAM
▼12%

Precision Machining
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 26%
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