Men make up the majority of Yard Foremans in the United States, bringing in about $15.36 per hour. Incomes of Yard Foremans vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $2K cause paychecks to spread between $24K on the low end and $54K on the high end. Most Yard Foremans report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too.

$27,971 - $76,026
(Median)
$28K
$43K
$76K
MEDIAN: $42,563
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$10.20 - $20.33
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$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$27,971 - $76,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$24,463 - $54,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $20.33  
   
Overtime
$16.02 - $35.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$24,463 - $54,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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Job Description for Yard Foreman

A yard foreman is similar to a manager, but they are usually in charge of both unskilled and skilled laborers. The main responsibility of a yard foreman is to ensure that the workers are performing their tasks correctly and that the laborers are trained to do things safely and efficiently. The yard foreman position usually involves a lot of physical work, as they often assist and instruct laborers in tasks.

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Yard Foreman Tasks

  • Hire, train, evaluate, and schedule personnel to meet production goals.
  • Receive materials and goods, supervise loading and unloading, and maintain an organized, clean yard.
  • Supervise all yard operations for safety, quality, and efficiency.

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Pay by Experience Level for Yard Foreman

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Yard Foremans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $38K. Yard Foremans who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Yard Foremans who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $46K.

Yard Foreman Advice

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

Yard Foreman in Baltimore:
"Be Flexible."
My experience as yard foreman is comparable to taking a drink from a fire hose some days. I've had to be flexible and understand priorities and duties can change at any time.

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Experience Affects Yard Foreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Yard Foreman Salaries


National Average
$38,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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