Yard Foreman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Yard Foremans earn an average of $15.45 per hour. Job satisfaction for Yard Foremans is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too.

$26,425 - $71,475
(Median)
$26K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,071
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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
$26,425 - $71,475  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,548  
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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$25,819 - $59,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.14 - $20.77  
   
Overtime
$15.12 - $31.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,548  
   
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).
)
$25,819 - $59,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Survey results show that Yard Foremans typically report just a few 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $35K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $42K. On average, Yard Foremans make $45K following one to two decades on the job. Yard Foremans who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 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 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

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
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 27%
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