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2018 AFS Foundry Hourly Wage & Benefits Report

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    The 2018 Foundry Hourly Wage & Benefits Report presents the results of the 2018 American Foundry Society Employee Compensation Study. The study is comprised of 2017 compensation data submitted by 97 participating North American companies.

    The compensation data was collected and analyzed by Profit Planning Group in a confidential manner. For hourly employees it represents average hourly wages for day work and piecework in 27 positions. Benefits data in the following categories were also collected and analyzed separately:

  • ▪ Healthcare
  • ▪ Retirement
  • ▪ Time-off
  • ▪ Other Benefits
  • Additional data collected and analyzed includes: shift premiums, determination of bonuses, determination of raises, and severance.

    The total sample was analyzed as a whole and in the following sub-set categories:

  • ▪ All firms
  • ▪ Sales Revenue <$6M
  • ▪ Sales Revenue $6M–$16M
  • ▪ Sales Revenue $16M–$40M
  • ▪ Sales Revenue >$40M
  • The results were tabulated and formatted into an Excel® spreadsheet, which, along with information on how the reports were tabulated, is in an easy-to-download zip file.

    To participate in future compensation studies, contact Ben Yates (, or Cathy Potts (

    Keywords: Hourly, wage, benefits, compensation, human resources.