Machine Shop Supervisor Salary
The majority of Machine Shop Supervisors in the United States — a little under three-quarters — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $40K to $81K per year, and the median is $61K annually. Total cash compensation to Machine Shop Supervisors bottoms out near $40K and approaches $81K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Machine Shop Supervisors is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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.Read More...
One of the crucial duties of machine shop supervisors is comprehending and reviewing blueprints, as this is how they assess work that needs to be completed. This requires extensive training and experience in reading designs for machinery, as well as an understanding of geometric dimensioning. Machine shop supervisors must also be skilled in operating equipment within their shop, such as break presses and air gauges. This knowledge is necessary to provide on-the-job training to new and prospective employees and to ensure that all machinery is being operated correctly. These supervisors must also be skilled in making repairs and adjustments to equipment. If there are problems with machinery, it is up to these supervisors to assess if parts need to be fixed or replaced and carry out the necessary repairs or order replacements parts.
Machine shop supervisors typically work during normal working hours. They may occasionally work on weekends but rarely in the evenings. They are required to interact regularly with workers and upper management. Their physical demands consist of operating machinery and lifting heavy items, while their mental demands consist of performance reviews and and a comprehensive knowledge of machinery. No formal training is needed for machine shop supervisors, though it may be beneficial to have a certificate in a trade or management field. Many simply acquired their knowledge from on-the-job training and experience in the field.
Machine Shop Supervisor Tasks
- Manage workers, production activities and assembly line.
- Participate in quality and safety reviews and audits, and lead resulting improvement implementation.
- Ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
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Popular Skills for Machine Shop Supervisor
Machine Shop Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in CAD/CAM, CNC/NC, Machinist, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Machine Programming, Manufacturing and People Management. CAD/CAM and CNC/NC are also commonly seen together.
Pay by Experience Level for Machine Shop Supervisor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Machine Shop Supervisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $51K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $52K. Machine Shop Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. As Machine Shop Supervisors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $65K.