Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salary

Assistant Plant Managers in the United States pull down an average of $62K per year. In the world of Assistant Plant Managers, overall income ranges from $37K near the bottom to $104K at the top; this can include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Assistant Plant Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Assistant Plant Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,446 - $102,646
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$62K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,952
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$12.92 - $24.83
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MEDIAN: $17.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,446 - $102,646  
   
Bonus
$485.81 - $14,280  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,847  
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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$37,086 - $103,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.92 - $24.83  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $36.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$485.81 - $14,280  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,847  
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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$37,086 - $103,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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

  • 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.
  • Assist the plant manager with managing plant activities and coordinating employees.
  • Maximize yields, workflow, and schedules without compromising safety or quality.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Plant Manager/Operations


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Assistant Plant Managers who move on to become Plant Managers of Manufacturing may enjoy significant pay raises, as Plant Managers of Manufacturing get paid an average of $82K per year. Becoming an Operations Manager or an Operations Manager is a common transition from an Assistant Plant Manager role.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Plant Manager/Operations

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Plant Manager/Operations has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Plant Manager/Operations with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 115 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Plant Manager/Operations with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Assistant Plant Manager/Operations which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 86 salaries. An Assistant Plant Manager/Operations with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 64 salaries.

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Key Stats for Assistant Plant Manager/Operations

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲19%

Safety Compliance
▲6%

People Management
▲4%

National Average
$60,000

Operations Management
▼1%

Production Management
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%