Shop Foreman Salary

Shop Foremans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $21.42 per hour. In the world of Shop Foremans, overall income ranges from $35K near the bottom to $81K at the top; this can include more than $11K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by more than 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.
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$35,937 - $89,587
$36K
$58K
$90K
MEDIAN: $57,643
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90%

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$15.49 - $30.77
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.42
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$0$89K
Salary $35,937 - $89,587
Bonus $0.00 - $10,735
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,133
Commission $4,932 - $30,410
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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$35,055 - $81,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 489
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $15.49 - $30.77
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $21.53 - $43.32
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,735
Commission $4,932 - $30,410
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,133
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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$35,055 - $81,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 832

Job Description for Shop Foreman

A shop foreman is responsible for planning, scheduling, performing, directing, and evaluating the repair and servicing of equipment. They have significant control of maintenance equipment and are in frequent contact with company employees that use this equipment. The shop foreman must routinely advise, consult, and help subordinates. They are also responsible for equipment repair schedules and records, including meeting any deadlines or requests by other employees. Additionally, the shop foreman must purchase any necessary parts to complete repairs, and so knowledge of repair procedures and basic computer software (to place orders) is necessary. Repairs may sometimes have to be done in harsh weather conditions, which means the foreman's work conditions may vary with climate. Typically, a road supervisor oversees the shop's operations, including the performance of the shop foreman.

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Shop Foreman Tasks

  • Identify, diagnose, and perform the most technical automotive repairs.
  • Manage and maintain work environment safety, perform inspections, and ensure adherence to regulations.
  • Train and mentor junior repair technicians, leading by example.
  • Coordinate work among repair technicians, and perform vehicle inspections and repairs.

Common Career Paths for Shop Foreman


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Shop Foremans do not often transition into Plant Manager of Manufacturing roles. The role averages $82K per year. Shop Foremans most often move into Diesel Shop Foreman or Mechanic Foreman roles. However, the former pays $2K less on average, and the latter pays $1K less.

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Popular Skills for Shop Foreman


Shop Foremans report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Automotive Engine Repair, Heavy Equipment Repair, Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Quality Assurance / Quality Control as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Fabrication and Machine Operation also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in Manufacturing Fabrication.

Pay by Experience Level for Shop Foreman

Pay by Experience for a Shop Foreman has a positive trend. An entry-level Shop Foreman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 247 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $50,000 based on 352 salaries. An experienced Shop Foreman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 529 salaries. A 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 $59,000 based on 372 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,600

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Shop Foremans, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 65 percent above the national average. Shop Foremans will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+29 percent), San Diego (+28 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Indianapolis (+9 percent). Salt Lake City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Boise and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

Shop Foreman Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Shop Foreman?

Shop Foreman in Atlanta:
Pros: Helping people advance their knowledge.
Cons: Too many people lack the necessary skills.

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Key Stats for Shop Foreman

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 320 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
31%

Experience Affects Shop Foreman Salaries

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$53,000

▼6%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Shop Foreman Salaries


Heavy Equipment Repair
▲3%


National Average
$53,000


Customer Service
▼1%


▼3%

Purchasing
▼3%


Troubleshooting
▼4%


Job Scheduling
▼11%

Machine Operation
▼12%

Fabrication
▼21%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 320 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 37%