Chemical Plant Manager Salary

Average pay for Chemical Plant Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($102K). In the world of Chemical Plant Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $29K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $41K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $54K and $169K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Chemical Plant Managers is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,351 - $152,251
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MEDIAN: $101,884
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$15.63 - $48.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$59,351 - $152,251  
   
Bonus
$675 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $40,722  
Total Pay (?
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$54,149 - $169,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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Hourly Rate
$15.63 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$28.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$675 - $29,361  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $40,722  
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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$54,149 - $169,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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 usually report a few specific skills. 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, 10 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Operations Management also know Production Management and Chemical Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Plant Manager

Pay by Experience for a Chemical Plant Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemical Plant Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemical Plant Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Chemical Plant Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 67 salaries. A Chemical Plant Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,701

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Chemical Plant Managers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Chemical Plant Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Chemical Plant Managers in Amarillo bring in salaries that are 28 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Baton Rouge and Chicago (12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Chemical Plant Manager

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Chemical Plant Manager Salaries

▲34%

▲17%

National Average
$106,000

▼14%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Chemical Plant Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 5%