Chemical Plant Manager Salary

Chemical Plant Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $94K annually, but may range from $52K to $157K per year. With some bonuses approaching $26K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $18K, overall incomes of Chemical Plant Managers spread between $52K and $157K depending on individual performance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,945 - $137,825

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$14.24 - $27.51

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$52,945 - $137,825  
   
Bonus
$784 - $25,734  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $17,500  
Total Pay (?
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$52,246 - $156,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.24 - $27.51  
   
Overtime
$23.93 - $33.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$784 - $25,734  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $17,500  
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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$52,246 - $156,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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 can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include People Management. The majority of those 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $72K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $85K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $111K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $116K on average.

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Experience Affects Chemical Plant Manager Salaries



National Average
$98,000



Skills That Affect Chemical Plant Manager Salaries


Production Management
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Operations Management
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National Average
$98,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%
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