Shop Foreman Salary
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.Read More...
Some other duties performed by the shop foreman include assigning work to subordinates, as well as establishing deadlines and modifying work schedules to meet deadlines as needed. They must provide accurate estimates of repair costs, inspect shop facilities to ensure safety and efficiency, and inspect work while it is being done and after it is completed. Additionally, shop foremen must also provide any other assistance when needed.
Several years' experience in the repair of vehicles or maintenance equipment is typically needed or a equivalent experience as a supervisor in a repair shop. A Class A commercial driver's license may also be required.
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.
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Popular Skills for Shop Foreman
Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Blueprints and Automotive Engine Repair are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Quality Assurance / Quality Control as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Machine Operation and Job Scheduling also typically command lower compensation. 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.
Shop Foremans with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. Shop Foremans claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. 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
For Shop Foremans, Boston provides a pay rate that is 68 percent greater than the national average. Shop Foremans will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+29 percent), San Diego (+26 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Louisville is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Salt Lake City and Denver (19 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).