Updated August 18, 2021
Average General Foreman Salary
$64,000 yearly
$30.78 hourly

Entry level Salary
$41,000 yearly
$41,000
10 %
$64,000
Median
$99,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$99,000
$8,250
$48
75th Percentile
$80,000
$6,667
$38
Average
$64,025
$5,335
$31
25th Percentile
$50,000
$4,167
$24
10th Percentile
$41,000
$3,417
$20

Average General Foreman Salary By State

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General Foreman average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$62,845
$30.21
Alaska
$67,634
$32.52
Arizona
$52,497
$25.24
Arkansas
$55,044
$26.46
California
$76,314
$36.69
Colorado
$67,845
$32.62
Connecticut
$81,974
$39.41
Delaware
$55,668
$26.76
District of Columbia
$52,598
$25.29
Florida
$55,700
$26.78
Georgia
$48,169
$23.16
Hawaii
$61,884
$29.75
Idaho
$69,745
$33.53
Illinois
$49,083
$23.60
Indiana
$47,580
$22.88
Iowa
$54,081
$26.00
Kansas
$64,302
$30.91
Kentucky
$67,895
$32.64
Louisiana
$52,561
$25.27
Maine
$63,997
$30.77
Maryland
$71,129
$34.20
Massachusetts
$70,155
$33.73
Michigan
$49,973
$24.03
Minnesota
$57,314
$27.55
Mississippi
$44,359
$21.33
Missouri
$63,691
$30.62
Montana
$67,427
$32.42
Nebraska
$51,111
$24.57
Nevada
$88,591
$42.59
New Hampshire
$82,423
$39.63
New Jersey
$65,744
$31.61
New Mexico
$66,442
$31.94
New York
$74,880
$36.00
North Carolina
$53,018
$25.49
North Dakota
$53,839
$25.88
Ohio
$64,850
$31.18
Oklahoma
$58,771
$28.26
Oregon
$73,460
$35.32
Pennsylvania
$67,539
$32.47
Rhode Island
$61,029
$29.34
South Carolina
$48,058
$23.10
South Dakota
$52,993
$25.48
Tennessee
$42,477
$20.42
Texas
$67,371
$32.39
Utah
$66,745
$32.09
Vermont
$65,854
$31.66
Virginia
$55,896
$26.87
Washington
$95,441
$45.89
West Virginia
$72,630
$34.92
Wisconsin
$60,660
$29.16
Wyoming
$71,039
$34.15

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How much does a General Foreman make?

The average general foreman salary is $64,025 per year, or $30.78 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $41,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $99,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Nevada, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and California provide the highest general foreman salaries.

Average General Foreman Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $64,000
    $30.78
    +1.8%
    2020
    $62,900
    $30.23
    +1.7%
    2019
    $61,800
    $29.72
    +1.4%
    2018
    $60,900
    $29.29
    +1.7%
    2017
    $59,900
    $28.78
    +1.0%

    How Much Do General Foremen Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a general foreman can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for general foremen tend to be found in technology, manufacturing, and utilities companies. In fact, general foremen can make a yearly salary of $89,407 while working for technology companies.
    RankIndustryAverage General Foreman SalaryGeneral Foreman Salary Range
    1Technology
    $89,407
    $61k
    $102k
    2Manufacturing
    $83,762
    $61k
    $102k
    3Utilities
    $80,016
    $61k
    $102k
    4Construction
    $76,774
    $61k
    $102k
    5Hospitality
    $73,244
    $61k
    $102k

    High Paying General Foreman Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Prestressed Concrete Labour

    Avg. salary: $31,599

    Prestressed concrete labor works at construction sites where they are in charge of handling and processing prestressed concrete materials into structural forms. They typically coordinate with managers and engineers to learn the construction plans and guidelines, design and build structures, prepare materials, and perform corrective measures when necessary. They must also maintain an active communication line with staff, coordinating regularly. Moreover, prestressed concrete labor must abide by the construction site's safety policies and regulations for a safe and efficient work environment.
    9,823 Prestressed Concrete Labour Jobs
    Construction Inspector

    Avg. salary: $44,848

    A construction inspector is a professional who is responsible for inspecting construction sites to ensure that these sites are following local and building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications. Construction inspectors use survey equipment, metering devices, and test equipment to perform inspections of plumbing, electrical and other systems within the construction. They approve building plans that are satisfactory and issue violation notices and stop orders when there are violations. Construction inspectors also keep photographs taken during inspections and provide written documentation.
    26,532 Construction Inspector Jobs
    Apprentice Carpenter

    Avg. salary: $31,804

    An apprentice carpenter is responsible for assisting the carpenter on construction operations, ensuring the adherence to safety protocols, and following clients' specifications. Apprentice carpenters monitor carpentry tools and equipment adequacy, inspect the items for any defects for immediate repair or replacements, and analyze blueprints and schematics, especially for installing systems and essential components on the construction. An apprentice carpenter must have excellent organizational and time-management skills and extensive knowledge of the carpentry industry to support the project completion for the customer's satisfaction.
    5,883 Apprentice Carpenter Jobs
    Concrete Finisher

    Avg. salary: $38,635

    A concrete finisher is responsible for smoothing out concrete surfaces, ensuring that the final result followed the design and client's specifications. Concrete finishers operate special construction equipment to stabilize concrete forms. They also analyze blueprints and construction plans to identify necessary techniques and adjustments to deliver a high-quality project. A concrete finisher must also observe strict safety guidelines and procedures for doing the task and making sure that all tools are maintained. A concrete finisher must show excellent time-management, as well as the ability to multi-task to perform duties within a fast-paced environment.
    8,452 Concrete Finisher Jobs
    Finish Carpenter

    Avg. salary: $41,833

    Finish carpenters are skilled professionals who perform the final touches on homes after the structure is fully built. These carpenters must carry out various tasks such as installing doors, building bookshelves, and adding designs to window and door trims. They are required to follow work from sketches and drawings to complete the job to the right specifications as well as collecting the correct materials before beginning a job. Finish carpenters must also dismantle and demolish before carrying out repairs or installing new materials.
    2,679 Finish Carpenter Jobs
    Journeyman Carpenter

    Avg. salary: $42,217

    Journeyman carpenters perform carpentry work in buildings and repair structures and elements, primarily by using wood and metal. Journeyman carpenters work directly in a team while reporting to a foreman. Most construction companies, builders, and construction staff hire journeyman carpenters to work mostly during daytime weekday shifts, but evening shifts, weekend, and on-call basis hours are sometimes required. Travel is commonly required for this job, as journeyman carpenters go to and from different supply houses, job sites, and the company shop.
    4,917 Journeyman Carpenter Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Prestressed Concrete Labour
    $31,600
    $2,633
    $15.19
    9,823
    Construction Inspector
    $44,848
    $3,737
    $21.56
    26,532
    Apprentice Carpenter
    $31,805
    $2,650
    $15.29
    5,883
    Concrete Finisher
    $38,636
    $3,220
    $18.57
    8,452
    Finish Carpenter
    $41,833
    $3,486
    $20.11
    2,679
    Journeyman Carpenter
    $42,217
    $3,518
    $20.30
    4,917
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    General Foreman Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a general foreman can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay General Foremen The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a general foreman, being employed by a company such as Hensel Phelps or Glenn O. Hawbaker would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like JLL and Cargill also report highly competitive salaries for general foremen.
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    Recently Added General Foreman Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    PCL Construction
    General Foreman
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    Denver, CO
    08/14/2021
    $70,400
    08/14/2021
    Mastec
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    Pueblo, CO
    08/05/2021
    $70,958
    08/05/2021
    Wanzek Construction-Headquarters
    General Foreman-Concrete/Civil
    General Foreman-Concrete/Civil
    Pueblo, CO
    08/04/2021
    $70,958
    08/04/2021
    MYR Group
    General Foreman-C&I
    General Foreman-C&I
    Boone, CO
    07/30/2021
    $95,167
    07/30/2021
    Wanzek Construction-Headquarters
    General Foreman-Electrical
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    Pueblo, CO
    07/10/2021
    $77,219
    07/10/2021
    Dekalb County
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    General Foreman
    Auburn, IN
    07/02/2021
    $50,784
    07/02/2021
    Municipality of Anchorage
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    Anchorage, AK
    04/29/2021
    $72,634
    04/29/2021
    MTA
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    General Foreman
    Fine, NY
    04/27/2021
    $74,992
    04/27/2021
    MYR Group
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    General Foreman-C&I
    Boone, CO
    03/26/2021
    $95,167
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    Bellefonte, PA
    03/18/2021
    $45,838
    03/18/2021

    Average General Foreman Salary by Demographic

    General Foreman Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $61,518
    female-income
    Female Income
    $56,125
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$61,518
    Female$56,125
    Median General Foreman Income by Race
    Asian general foremen have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american general foremen have the lowest average salary at $54,325.
    $65,000
    $52,000
    $39,000
    $26,000
    $13,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$60,042
    Black or African American$54,325
    Asian$62,007
    Hispanic or Latino$56,377
    Average General Foreman Salary by Education Level
    General foremen with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $71,976 annually. With a Bachelors degree, general foremen earn a median annual income of $66,969 compared to $64,306 for general foremen with an Associate degree.
    $75,000
    $60,000
    $45,000
    $30,000
    $15,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$61,518
    Master's Degree$71,976
    Bachelor's Degree$66,969
    Some College/ Associate Degree$64,306