Machine Shop Supervisor Salary

The majority of Machine Shop Supervisors in the United States — somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $42K to $82K per year, and the median is $64K per year. Total cash earnings of Machine Shop Supervisors range from $42K on the low end to $82K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $13K, respectively. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Job satisfaction for Machine Shop Supervisors is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,893 - $85,801
(Median)
$46K
$64K
$86K
MEDIAN: $63,730
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90%

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$17.47 - $31.31
(Median)
$17
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,893 - $85,801  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,781  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $12,500  
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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$42,333 - $82,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.47 - $31.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$26.07 - $47.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,781  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $12,500  
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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$42,333 - $82,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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 results show that Machine Shop Supervisors typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in CAD/CAM, CNC/NC, People Management, and Machine Programming, Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Machine Programming, Manufacturing and People Management. Competency in CAD/CAM frequently indicates knowledge of CNC/NC.

Pay by Experience Level for Machine Shop Supervisor

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


Machine Shop Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $51K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $54K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $62K.

Machine Shop Supervisor Reviews

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.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Machine Shop Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Machine Shop Supervisor Salaries

CAD/CAM
up arrow 19%

CNC/NC
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

People Management
up arrow 7%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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