Yard Foreman Salary

Male Yard Foremans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.48 per hour in the United States. Total incomes of Yard Foremans incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $2K from bonuses and close to $2K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $25K and $55K. Work is enjoyable for Yard Foremans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and nearly one-half have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,081 - $69,043
$28K
$43K
$69K
MEDIAN: $42,799
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50%
90%

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$10.23 - $20.82
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$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,081 - $69,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,051  
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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$24,678 - $55,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $20.82  
   
Overtime
$15.49 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,051  
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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$24,678 - $55,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 162

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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

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

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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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $39K. Yard Foremans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. As Yard Foremans reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $46K.

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Key Stats for Yard Foreman

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Yard Foreman Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$38,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Yard Foreman Salaries


National Average
$38,000

Inventory Management
▼7%

forklift
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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