Shop Foreman Salary

A sizeable majority of Shop Foremans in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $20.68 per hour. Overall incomes of Shop Foremans — including $6K bonuses, $8K profit sharing proceeds, and $35K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $33K and $77K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Some workers in this field — one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just under one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,622 - $82,132

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$14.89 - $28.95

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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,622 - $82,132  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,830  
Commission
$515 - $34,905  
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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$33,352 - $76,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 477
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $28.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.06  
Overtime
$20.88 - $41.07  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
Commission
$515 - $34,905  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,830  
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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$33,352 - $76,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 845
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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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Though some Shop Foremans move into positions like Manufacturing Production Manager (where the average salary is $62K), this progression is not the norm. It is more probable, however, that Shop Foremans become Mechanic Foremans or General Manufacturing Foremen.

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Popular Skills for Shop Foreman


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Customer Service, Job Scheduling, and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 12 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Manufacturing Fabrication. Most people skilled in Operations Management are similarly competent in Manufacturing Fabrication.

Pay by Experience Level for Shop Foreman

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


For Shop Foremans, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $48K. Shop Foremans see a median salary of $52K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Shop Foremans with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $59K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Shop Foremans, Houston provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Shop Foremans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+19 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), Bakersfield (+16 percent), and Denver (+13 percent). Shop Foremans in Orlando make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Salt Lake City (13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Shop Foreman Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Shop Foreman Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 21%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 12%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 11%

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 5%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
up arrow 1%

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$50,000

Welding
up arrow 1%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 270 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 27%
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