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Chemical Plant Manager Salary

Chemical Plant Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $93K per year, but may range from $52K to $157K per year. In the world of Chemical Plant Managers, overall income ranges from $52K near the bottom to $157K at the top; this can include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,721 - $138,134
(Median)
$53K
$93K
$140K
MEDIAN: $92,887
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$14.24 - $27.51
(Median)
$14
$23
$28
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$52,721 - $138,134  
   
Bonus
$811 - $25,233  
Profit Sharing
$1,546 - $19,271  
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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$52,058 - $157,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.24 - $27.51  
   
Overtime
$23.93 - $33.69  
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$811 - $25,233  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,546 - $19,271  
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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$52,058 - $157,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Job Description for Chemical Plant Manager

Chemical plant managers are responsible for supervising the daily operations of their facilities, which includes overseeing the safe and efficient development of a variety of chemicals (fuels, detergents, solvents, other base compounds, etc.). They also work with their parent companies to ensure that plants are operating profitably, conforming to the vision of the organization, and adhering to budgets.

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Chemical Plant Manager Tasks

  • Meet budget goals and record all expenditures, and prepare reports.
  • Oversee safety, emergency response, maintenance goals, and implementations.
  • Hire, fire, direct, and motivate staff in daily operations and long-range goals.
  • Optimize deliveries, shipments, staffing, and production to minimize downtime.

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Popular Skills for Chemical Plant Manager


Job skills reported by Chemical Plant Managers are limited. Fortunate workers who know Chemical Process Engineering command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management. Most people experienced in Operations Management also know Production Management and Chemical Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Plant Manager

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Chemical Plant Managers. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $69K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $84K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $107K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $116K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Chemical Plant Manager Salaries



National Average
$97,000



Skills That Affect Chemical Plant Manager Salaries


Operations Management
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National Average
$97,000

Production Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%
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