Chemical Plant Manager Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Chemical Plant Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $106K per year. Final cash compensation to Chemical Plant Managers varies from around $53K to approximately $174K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $30K and $41K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Chemical Plant Managers is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$59,523 - $155,645
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$110K
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MEDIAN: $106,009
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$15.63 - $48.94
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MEDIAN: $21.22
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$0$173K
Salary $59,523 - $155,645
Bonus $1,250 - $30,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $41,426
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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$53,467 - $173,512
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 139
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $15.63 - $48.94
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$173K
Bonus $1,250 - $30,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $41,426
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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$53,467 - $173,512
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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 only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Chemical Process Engineering, People Management, Operations Management, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 18 percent. Most people experienced in 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: $109,313

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

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Chemical Plant Managers, 22 percent above the national average. Chemical Plant Managers in Amarillo take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 31 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Baton Rouge (15 percent lower) and Chicago (13 percent lower).

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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 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Chemical Plant Manager Salaries

▲29%

▲13%

National Average
$109,000

▼17%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Chemical Plant Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 8%
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