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Yard Foreman Salary

Male Yard Foremans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.55 per hour in the United States. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half.

$25,532 - $68,658
(Median)
$26K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,004
10%
50%
90%

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$11.45 - $20.96
(Median)
$11
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,532 - $68,658  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,317  
Profit Sharing
$610 - $2,948  
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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$25,758 - $59,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $20.96  
   
Overtime
$16.11 - $31.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,317  
   
Profit Sharing
$610 - $2,948  
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).
)
$25,758 - $59,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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.


For Yard Foremans, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $42K. Yard Foremans who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

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
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 27%
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