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Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salary

A little more than half of Assistant Plant Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $34K to $92K per year, but median earnings come to around $59K per year. Overall cash earnings for Assistant Plant Managers stretch from $34K on the lower end to $92K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $14K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Plant Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,186 - $95,150
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$95K
MEDIAN: $58,960
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
$40,186 - $95,150  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,889  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $6,904  
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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$34,026 - $91,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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 - $13,889  
   
Profit Sharing
$608 - $6,904  
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).
)
$34,026 - $91,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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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. An Assistant Plant Manager often moves on to become an Operations Manager or an Operations Manager.

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Professional skills reported by Assistant Plant Managers are few in number. 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $50K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $53K. On average, Assistant Plant Managers make $63K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $65K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Assistant Plant Manager/Operations Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 23%


National Average
$58,000

People Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%
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