Machine Shop Manager Salary

Machine Shop Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with roughly three in four bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $67K per year on average but can range from $40K to $93K per year. Total cash compensation to Machine Shop Managers bottoms out near $40K and approaches $93K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $19K from profit sharing. For the most part, Machine Shop Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While about a fourth report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and about one-half have dental, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,925 - $92,292
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$92K
MEDIAN: $66,608
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90%

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$16.39 - $31.70
(Median)
$16
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,925 - $92,292  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,178  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $18,548  
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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$40,296 - $92,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.39 - $31.70  
   
Overtime
$23.57 - $48.20  
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 - $10,178  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $18,548  
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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$40,296 - $92,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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

  • 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 using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in CNC Process Engineering, Operations Management, Project Management, and CNC/NC are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include CAD/CAM and Precision Machining. Those with knowledge of CAD/CAM tend to be skilled in CNC/NC as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Machine Shop Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Machine Shop Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $58K. For Machine Shop Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $64K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $71K.

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Experience Affects Machine Shop Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Machine Shop Manager Salaries

CNC Process Engineering
up arrow 13%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

CNC/NC
up arrow 1%

National Average
$63,000

CAD/CAM
up arrow 5%

Precision Machining
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 26%
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