Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salary

Men account for the majority of Assistant Plant Managers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $61K per year. In the world of Assistant Plant Managers, overall income ranges from $39K near the bottom to $102K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$42,954 - $99,598
(Median)
$43K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,143
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$12.02 - $26.25
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,954 - $99,598  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,610  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $6,787  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$38,799 - $101,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.02 - $26.25  
   
Overtime
$17.20 - $39.26  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,610  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $6,787  
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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$38,799 - $101,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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 often the next step for an Assistant Plant Manager.

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Survey takers who work as Assistant Plant Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Operations Management, Safety Compliance, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Safety Compliance.

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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $53K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $59K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. Assistant Plant Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $66K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 19%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$60,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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