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Shop Foreman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Shop Foremans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.59 per hour nationwide. Total cash compensation for Shop Foremans runs from $34K to $77K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Shop Foremans like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although a fair number have medical coverage and slightly less than one-half have dental coverage, nearly one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,846 - $82,348
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,902
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$14.89 - $28.64
(Median)
$15
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,846 - $82,348  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,830  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,047  
Commission
$625 - $48,000  
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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$33,526 - $76,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 439
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $28.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.06  
Overtime
$20.80 - $40.97  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,830  
   
Commission
$625 - $48,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,047  
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).
)
$33,526 - $76,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 801

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Job Description for Shop Foreman

A shop foreman is responsible for planning, scheduling, performing, directing, and evaluating the repair and servicing of equipment. They have significant control of maintenance equipment and are in frequent contact with company employees that use this equipment. The shop foreman must routinely advise, consult, and help subordinates. They are also responsible for equipment repair schedules and records, including meeting any deadlines or requests by other employees. Additionally, the shop foreman must purchase any necessary parts to complete repairs, and so knowledge of repair procedures and basic computer software (to place orders) is necessary. Repairs may sometimes have to be done in harsh weather conditions, which means the foreman's work conditions may vary with climate. Typically, a road supervisor oversees the shop's operations, including the performance of the shop foreman.

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Shop Foreman Tasks

  • Train and mentor junior repair technicians, leading by example.
  • Coordinate work among repair technicians, and perform vehicle inspections and repairs.
  • Identify, diagnose, and perform the most technical automotive repairs.
  • Manage and maintain work environment safety, perform inspections, and ensure adherence to regulations.

Common Career Paths for Shop Foreman


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Shop Foremans who advance into the role of a Manufacturing Production Manager are fairly uncommon. Manufacturing Production Managers on average earn $62K per year. However, becoming a Mechanic Foreman or General Manufacturing Foreman is a more frequent transition for Shop Foremans.

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Popular Skills for Shop Foreman


Shop Foremans report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Job Scheduling, Customer Service, and Automotive Engine Repair are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 21 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Manufacturing Fabrication. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Manufacturing Fabrication.

Pay by Experience Level for Shop Foreman

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Shop Foremans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $41K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $47K on average. On average, Shop Foremans make $52K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Shop Foreman with more than 20 years of experience can earn $60K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Shop Foremans, Denver offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Shop Foremans will also find cushy salaries in Tampa (+25 percent), Houston (+21 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), and Bakersfield (+18 percent). Shop Foremans in Orlando take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Boise (17 percent lower) and Fort Worth (11 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Shop Foreman Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Shop Foreman Salaries

Job Scheduling
up arrow 27%

Customer Service
up arrow 21%

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 5%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
up arrow 1%

Welding
0%

Troubleshooting
0%

Heavy Equipment Repair
0%

National Average
$51,000

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 275 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 27%
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