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Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salary

Assistant Plant Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $34K to $91K per year, median earnings come to $59K per year. Total cash compensation to Assistant Plant Managers approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $91K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $13K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$40,247 - $94,387
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$94K
MEDIAN: $59,109
10%
50%
90%

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$11.76 - $26.97
(Median)
$12
$16
$27
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,247 - $94,387  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,277  
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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$34,089 - $91,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 255
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $26.97  
   
Overtime
$17.94 - $43.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,277  
   
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).
)
$34,089 - $91,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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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Assistant Plant Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Plant Manager of Manufacturing, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $81K per year. An Assistant Plant Manager may also move into a role as an Operations Manager or an Operations Manager.

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Assistant Plant Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Office and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Plant Manager/Operations

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


For Assistant Plant Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $50K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $66K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 23%


National Average
$58,000

People Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

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: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%
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