Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salary

Assistant Plant Managers in the United States take home an average $62K per year. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Assistant Plant Managers spread between $37K and $104K depending on individual performance. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Assistant Plant Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$43,051 - $101,759
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$62K
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MEDIAN: $62,164
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$12.79 - $26.13
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MEDIAN: $17.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,051 - $101,759  
   
Bonus
$478.83 - $14,109  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,093  
Total Pay (?
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$37,128 - $103,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $26.13  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $36.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$478.83 - $14,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,093  
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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$37,128 - $103,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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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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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Plant Managers make a median salary of $67K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $69K on average.

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Key Stats for Assistant Plant Manager/Operations

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲17%

Safety Compliance
▲5%

People Management
▲3%

National Average
$61,000

Operations Management
▼2%

Production Management
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

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: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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