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Foreman Machine Shop Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$77,384 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Foreman Machine Shop is $77,384 a year and $37 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Foreman Machine Shop is between $55,343 and $95,572. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Foreman Machine Shop. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in machining of work pieces, applying knowledge of machine shop procedures, machine tool setup and operating techniques, and production machining methods.
  • Directs trades workers engaged in machining of work pieces.
  • Assures efficient and quality machine shop services.
  • Develops and studies schedules and estimates time, cost, and labor estimates for products, services, and/or completion of job assignments.
  • Work includes researching and evaluating the effectiveness of machinery, equipment and shop procedures and recommending and implementing changes to improve operational efficiency.
Foreman Machine Shop Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Job family population: 611,800

Estimated population of Foreman Machine Shop jobs: 850

Rate of error: 0.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Foreman Machine Shop Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Machine Shop Foreman
May 22
Bridgeview, IL, USA
Norman Filter Company is looking for a Machine Shop Foreman Summary The Machine Shop Foreman requires the ability to plan, lead, develop and direct skilled production machining operations. Essential ...
Foreman Supervisor
May 24
Hammond, IN, USA
bemcor, Inc.
We are a heavy machine/repair shop. Candidate must have experience in heavy machine repair, particularly steel mill equipment. Must be able to communicate with customers. Must be able to assist with ...
Boring Mill Machinist - $25 / hr
Apr 16
Cicero, IL, USA
A machine shop in Cicero, IL is looking for a Manual Bore Mill Machinist for a 2nd shift ... Set up and run machine with instructions from the foreman. Will monitor quality and adjust offsets ...
Manual Machinist - $25 / hr
Mar 29
Cicero, IL, USA
A machine shop in Cicero, IL is looking for a Manual Lathe Machinist for a 2nd shift opportunity. ... Set up and run machine with instructions from the foreman. Will monitor quality and adjust offsets ...
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