Chemical Plant Manager Salary

Chemical Plant Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $96K) surpassing six figures annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $27K and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Chemical Plant Managers can bottom out near $54K or peak near $162K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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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


Chemical Plant Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Chemical Process Engineering command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Most people who know 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $73K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $86K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $115K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $126K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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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