Chemical Plant Manager Salary

Generous salaries abound for Chemical Plant Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($102K) per year. Total cash earnings of Chemical Plant Managers range from $53K on the low end to $171K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $29K and $36K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$58,991 - $153,446
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MEDIAN: $102,182
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$15.69 - $48.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,991 - $153,446  
   
Bonus
$550 - $28,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $36,000  
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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$53,344 - $171,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.69 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$28.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$550 - $28,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $36,000  
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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$53,344 - $171,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Chemical Plant Manager


Chemical Plant Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Chemical Process Engineering, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of 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.


For many Chemical Plant Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $85K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $88K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $121K. Chemical Plant Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $144K.

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Key Stats for Chemical Plant Manager

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Chemical Plant Manager Salaries

▲36%

▲15%

National Average
$106,000

▼17%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Chemical Plant Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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