Assistant Plant Managers in the United States can expect wages of $63K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $14K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Assistant Plant Managers can bottom out near $39K or peak near $101K depending on individual performance. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Assistant Plant Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Assistant Plant Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,751 - $99,256
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$44K
$63K
$99K
MEDIAN: $62,861
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$12.50 - $26.05
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,751 - $99,256  
   
Bonus
$387.83 - $13,717  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $5,096  
Total Pay (?
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$38,696 - $101,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $26.05  
   
Overtime
$15.38 - $36.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$387.83 - $13,717  
   
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $5,096  
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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$38,696 - $101,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Job Description for Assistant Plant Manager/Operations

Positions as assistant plant managers of operations exist in a wide variety of industries. Almost every manufacturing company has a plant and requires someone to oversee the plant's operations. Generally speaking, these jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree, though employers may prefer a master of business administration (MBA) or another post-baccalaureate degree. At least 10 years of relevant experience is also frequently required, including in supervisory roles or management positions. Employers may require applicants have additional specific skill sets as well.

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Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Tasks

  • Assist the plant manager with managing plant activities and coordinating employees.
  • Maximize yields, workflow, and schedules without compromising safety or quality.
  • Supervise processes and staff to meet specified plant production goals on time and at specified quality.
  • Supervise plant employees, train new employees, and enforce safety policies and procedures.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Plant Manager/Operations


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Many Assistant Plant Managers move into a Plant Manager of Manufacturing role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $82K per year. A lot of Assistant Plant Managers advance their careers by becoming Operations Managers and Operations Managers. However, those positions offer $2K less and $2K less per year on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Plant Manager/Operations

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Assistant Plant Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $60K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $58K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $69K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$61,000

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Production Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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