Shop Foreman Salary (United States)

Very much a male dominated career in the United States, Shop Foremans earn an average of $20.27 per hour. Overall incomes of Shop Foremans—including $6,054 bonuses, $12,478 profit sharing proceeds, and $59K commissions on the more lucrative end—ranges between $32,858 and $76,479. Residency and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a quarter lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by 45 percent. Most Shop Foremans report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Shop Foreman Salary (?
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$32,888 - $81,448
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MEDIAN: $53,721
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Shop Foreman Salary (?
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$14.73 - $28.04
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,888 - $81,448  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,054  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $12,478  
Commission
$507 - $59,180  
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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$32,858 - $76,479  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 333
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $28.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.06  
Overtime
$20.40 - $40.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,054  
   
Commission
$507 - $59,180  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $12,478  
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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$32,858 - $76,479  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 600
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Shop Foremans who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Manufacturing Production Manager may make an additional $12,279 per year than lower-end positions. A Diesel Mechanic or a Mechanic Foreman is a typical transition from a Shop Foreman role.

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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 Customer Service, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, and Automotive Engine Repair are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 19 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Manufacturing Fabrication. Most people skilled in Operations Management are similarly competent in Manufacturing Fabrication. Most people who know People Management also know Welding and Manufacturing Fabrication.

Pay by Experience Level for Shop Foreman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $39,825—can reach $45K. Earnings total $51K after one to two decades. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Shop Foremans at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $58K. The range of experience in this workforce varies greatly: 36 percent of respondents have between one and nine years of experience; 36 percent have between 10 and 20 years, and 28 percent boast more than two decades of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Bakersfield
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Dallas
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National Average
$49,000
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Chicago
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Home to some of the best pay for Shop Foremans, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Shop Foremans will also find cushy salaries in Bakersfield (+23 percent) and Houston (+16 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Workers in Chicago and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-8 percent and -2 percent).

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Experience Affects Shop Foreman Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Shop Foreman Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 24%
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 19%
Automotive Engine Repair
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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Troubleshooting
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Operations Management
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Purchasing
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Heavy Equipment Repair
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National Average
$49,000
People Management
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Welding
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 26%
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