Yard Foreman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Yard Foremans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $15.45 per hour nationwide. Although a fair number have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Yard Foremans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,631 - $70,957
(Median)
$27K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $44,801
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50%
90%

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$11.14 - $20.77
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$26,631 - $70,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,575  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $2,750  
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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$25,838 - $59,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.14 - $20.77  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $31.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,575  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $2,750  
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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$25,838 - $59,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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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Yard Foremans who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Operations Management and Inventory Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Yard Foreman

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $35K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $42K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Yard Foremans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $45K. Yard Foremans who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Yard Foreman Salaries


National Average
$40,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 28%
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