A Chemical Plant Manager earns an average salary of $95,612 per year. A skill in Chemical Process Engineering is associated with high pay for this job.
Chemical Plant Manager Total Pay (?
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$52,912 - $137,409
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MEDIAN: $95,612
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Chemical Plant Manager Total Pay (?
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$14.17 - $29.80
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$52,912 - $137,409  
   
Bonus
$1,291 - $28,973  
Profit Sharing
$1,479 - $15,205  
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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$53,248 - $157,644  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$24.06 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,291 - $28,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,479 - $15,205  
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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$53,248 - $157,644  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 322
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Plant Manager
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Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$101,000
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Experience Affects Chemical Plant Manager Salaries

National Average
$101,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Chemical Plant Manager Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 26%
Production Management
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Lean Manufacturing
0%
National Average
$101,000
People Management
up arrow 16%
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
35%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%
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