Machine Shop Foreman Salary

A sizeable majority of Machine Shop Foremans in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $24.20 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,796 - $94,342
$41K
$60K
$94K
MEDIAN: $59,941
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50%
90%

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$16.73 - $32.80
$17
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $24.23
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$0$94K
Salary $40,796 - $94,342
Bonus $498.89 - $10,067
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$38,106 - $85,137
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $16.73 - $32.80
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $24.84 - $48.26
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $498.89 - $10,067
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$38,106 - $85,137
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 118

Job Description for Machine Shop Foreman

  • Set up machines, adjust settings, perform calibration, and maintenance.
  • Interpret blueprints and ensure products are produced to specifications in an efficient manner.
  • Supervise and assist machinists and operators to ensure steady production.

Common Career Paths for Machine Shop Foreman


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As Machine Shop Foremans make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Machine Shop Manager position pays around the same amount as the Machine Shop Foreman job on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Machine Shop Foreman

Pay by Experience for a Machine Shop Foreman has a positive trend. An entry-level Machine Shop Foreman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Machine Shop Foreman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Machine Shop Foreman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 60 salaries. A Machine Shop Foreman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 69 salaries.

Machine Shop Foreman Advice

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Key Stats for Machine Shop Foreman

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
43%

Experience Affects Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

▲15%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Machine Shop Foreman Salaries

CNC Process Engineering
▲25%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲16%

Operations Management
▲5%

▲4%

National Average
$55,000

Welding
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 25%