Entry-Level Shop Foreman Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Shop Foreman is $17.52 per hour.

$25,288 - $78,423
$25K
$44K
$78K
MEDIAN: $44,018
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50%
90%

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$13.62 - $23.08
$14
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$25,288 - $78,423  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,177  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
Commission
$9,000  
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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$29,166 - $65,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.62 - $23.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.59 - $33.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,177  
   
Commission
$9,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$29,166 - $65,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 174

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Shop Foreman Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Shop Foreman in Wichita:
"Flexibility."
Demands can be very high and your priorities can shift dramatically with little warning. Under-promise and over-deliver but be straight forward about your needs in time and resources, and stay informed about all the relevant projects on the books to anticipate work that others haven't.

Shop Foreman in Boise City:
"I wish I knew how dynamic the construction industry was."
Figure out how your employees fit into the organization as soon as possible. Delegating is key but knowing who to delegate certain tasks to is most important. Make sure you get a good definition from upper management of what success in your job means to them. You'll be able to manage your daily activities better if you know what's expected of you. Keep your head on a swivel and make sure you know what's going on in your shop. Stay engaged with everyone's daily activities. Try to manage your stress by not procrastinating. Tackle those tough projects sooner than later. There's always another one right around the corner.

Shop Foreman in Cincinnati:
"Always be honest and forthright with your subordinates."
Debasement and condescension will never solve problems, it will only create animosity and a minimally motivated employee. And possibly give you ulcers.

Shop Foreman in Grand Forks:
"Job Tips."
Work hard, be professional, confident, and respectful.

Key Stats for Shop Foreman

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
31%
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Skills That Affect Shop Foreman Salaries

Operations Management
▲3%

Automotive Engine Repair
▲1%

People Management
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Manufacturing Fabrication
▼2%

Welding
▼2%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼3%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 43%
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