A little under three-quarters of Machine Shop Supervisors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $41K to $82K per year, but median earnings come to around $61K per year. Cash earnings for Machine Shop Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $41K to approximately $82K. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,168 - $83,087
$43K
$61K
$83K
MEDIAN: $61,126
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$17.56 - $34.73
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$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,168 - $83,087  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,139  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,544  
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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$40,606 - $81,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.56 - $34.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$27.46 - $53.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,139  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,544  
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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$40,606 - $81,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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Job Description for Machine Shop Supervisor

Machine shop supervisors are responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations in machine shops and assembly lines. They are in charge of hiring and training staff and reviewing job performance. They also keep records and lists of operations and order stock when necessary.

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Machine Shop Supervisor Tasks

  • Ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Participate in quality and safety reviews and audits, and lead resulting improvement implementation.
  • Manage workers, production activities and assembly line.

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Popular Skills for Machine Shop Supervisor


Survey takers who work as Machine Shop Supervisors usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in CAD/CAM, People Management, CNC/NC, and Machine Programming, Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 18 percent. Employees educated in CAD/CAM are typically practiced in CNC/NC, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Machine Shop Supervisor

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $49K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $51K. For Machine Shop Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $59K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Machine Shop Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $66K.

Machine Shop Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Machine Shop Supervisor?

Machine Shop Supervisor in Cleveland:
"Good atmosphere."
Pros: I like the atmosphere of the place. Not to much over site from our corporate owners. Small company also.
Cons: Highly stressful position because of lack of talent in the machining side of the company.

Machine Shop Supervisor in Fort Wayne:
"Things to know and get involved with."
Tour the place and ask what jobs are out sourced. Get interest leveling in doing more of the work in house.

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Key Stats for Machine Shop Supervisor

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
055
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
56%
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Experience Affects Machine Shop Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Machine Shop Supervisor Salaries

up arrow 18%

People Management
up arrow 14%

up arrow 5%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 2%

Machinist
0%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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