Chemical Plant Manager Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Chemical Plant Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $96K per year. In the world of Chemical Plant Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $54K and $162K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $27K and $20K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. For the most part, Chemical Plant Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$55,766 - $145,276
(Median)
$56K
$96K
$150K
MEDIAN: $96,394
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$14.39 - $27.19
(Median)
$14
$23
$27
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,766 - $145,276  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $27,048  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$53,549 - $161,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $27.19  
   
Overtime
$21.05 - $38.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,000 - $27,048  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$53,549 - $161,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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


Survey takers who work as Chemical Plant Managers usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Chemical Process Engineering can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. 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.


Chemical Plant Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $73K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $86K on average. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $115K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $126K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Chemical Plant Manager Salaries



National Average
$100,000



Skills That Affect Chemical Plant Manager Salaries


Operations Management
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National Average
$100,000

Production Management
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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