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.

$42,825 - $82,870
(Median)
$43K
$61K
$83K
MEDIAN: $61,424
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$17.45 - $33.73
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$24
$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$42,825 - $82,870  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $9,250  
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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$40,482 - $81,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.45 - $33.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$27.27 - $53.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $9,250  
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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$40,482 - $81,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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


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.

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 10%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Machine Shop Supervisor Salaries

CAD/CAM
up arrow 18%

up arrow 5%

Machinist
0%

National Average
$59,000

People Management
up arrow 4%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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