Chemical Plant Manager Salary (United States)

Chemical Plant Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and around three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Salary is expected to be around $98,204 per year, but may range from $52,765 to $158,287 per year. Overall cash allowance, which can include more than $29K from bonuses and close to $19,271 from profit sharing—generally runs from $52,693 to $137,709. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Chemical Plant Managers is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Chemical Plant Manager Salary (?
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$52,693 - $137,709
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MEDIAN: $93,259
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Chemical Plant Manager Salary (?
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$14.38 - $29.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$52,693 - $137,709  
   
Bonus
$1,023 - $28,730  
Profit Sharing
$1,540 - $19,271  
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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$52,765 - $158,287  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $29.36  
   
Overtime
$26.62 - $36.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,023 - $28,730  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,540 - $19,271  
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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$52,765 - $158,287  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Chemical Process Engineering can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management. Most people familiar with 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.
For many but not all Chemical Plant Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries can reach $85K from $71K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, workers enjoy a boost in pay; earnings increase to six figures, hovering around $108K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Chemical Plant Managers earning an average of $115K per year. This workforce includes a range of age distribution and is widely spread out: of those who responded, 26 percent have between one and nine years of experience; 38 percent have 10-20 years, and the remaining 35 percent report more than a couple decades of experience.

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Experience Affects Chemical Plant Manager Salaries

National Average
$98,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Chemical Plant Manager Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 28%
Operations Management
up arrow 2%
Production Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$98,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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