Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salary

Close to one-half of Assistant Plant Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $35K to $91K per year, but median earnings come to around $60K per year. Cash earnings for Assistant Plant Managers — which occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $35K to approximately $91K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Assistant Plant Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,337 - $94,918

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$11.58 - $26.89

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,337 - $94,918  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,513  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $6,851  
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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$34,805 - $91,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $26.89  
   
Overtime
$16.92 - $41.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,513  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $6,851  
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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$34,805 - $91,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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 $81K per year. Becoming an Operations Manager or an Operations Manager is a common transition from an Assistant Plant Manager role.

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Job skills reported by Assistant Plant Managers are limited. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Office and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Safety Compliance and People Management.

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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $51K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $53K on average. Assistant Plant Managers see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Assistant Plant Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $65K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 22%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$58,000

People Management
up arrow 6%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%
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