The average salary for a Machine Shop Manager is $65,125.
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Job Description for Machine Shop Manager
A machine shop manager is a skilled tradesperson who oversees manufacturing processes for companies such as steel mills, metal processors, and automotive, aerospace, and shipbuilding businesses. They need to read and understand mechanical drawings and blueprints, as well as meet with other department heads to ensure that a company's productivity goals are met. Additionally, machine shop managers are expected to understand and implement company policies, including quality control and safety plans…Read more
Machine Shop Manager Tasks
- Supervise and coordinate activity in a machine shop, and make sure operations are carried out efficiently and safely.
- Train employees in the proper use of equipment, enforce safety regulations, assign tasks, and oversee employees' work.
- Interpret blueprints and develop plans for how to complete a project.
- Upgrade and maintain machinery, order parts, and ensure repair records are kept up to date.
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Popular Skills for Machine Shop Manager
Skills in Machine Programming, Manufacturing and CNC/NC are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Operations Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Machine Shop Manager
An entry-level Machine Shop Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,565 based on 5 salaries. An early career Machine Shop Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,334 based on 98 salaries. A mid-career Machine Shop Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,718 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Machine Shop Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,039 based on 150 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,332.
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Employees with Machine Shop Manager in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 38.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (24.8% less), New York, New York (12.5% less) and Houston, Texas (10.2% less).
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