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Chemical Plant Manager Salary

Chemical Plant Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $94K annually on average but can range from $53K to $156K per year. In the world of Chemical Plant Managers, overall income ranges from $53K near the bottom to $156K at the top; this can include more than $26K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The majority of Chemical Plant Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$52,732 - $136,401
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MEDIAN: $93,743
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$14.27 - $29.59
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$52,732 - $136,401  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $25,556  
Profit Sharing
$1,530 - $19,392  
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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$52,736 - $155,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.27 - $29.59  
   
Overtime
$26.38 - $38.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,000 - $25,556  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,530 - $19,392  
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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$52,736 - $155,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Chemical Plant Manager

Chemical plant managers oversee production of different chemicals that their company of employment produces. This may or may not be a hazardous job depending on what kind of chemicals the plant produces. Chemical plant managers must lead a team of production personnel in meeting production quotas and be able to manage any problems that may arise.

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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


Chemical Plant Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Chemical Process Engineering and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Production Management and Chemical Process Engineering. Most people familiar with People Management also know Chemical Process Engineering and Production Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Plant Manager

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


Chemical Plant Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $70K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $86K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $105K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $111K.

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Experience Affects Chemical Plant Manager Salaries



National Average
$98,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Chemical Plant Manager Salaries


Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Production Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$98,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%