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Chemical Plant Manager Salary

The majority of Chemical Plant Managers in the United States — between two-thirds and three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $52K to $157K per year, and the median is $93K per year. In the world of Chemical Plant Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $19K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $52K and $157K. For the most part, Chemical Plant Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,620 - $138,191
(Median)
$53K
$93K
$140K
MEDIAN: $92,725
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90%

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$14.19 - $27.62
(Median)
$14
$24
$28
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$52,620 - $138,191  
   
Bonus
$967 - $25,325  
Profit Sharing
$1,532 - $19,392  
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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$52,326 - $157,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $27.62  
   
Overtime
$22.01 - $33.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$967 - $25,325  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,532 - $19,392  
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).
)
$52,326 - $157,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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


Survey takers who work as Chemical Plant Managers report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Chemical Process Engineering command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of 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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $68K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $84K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $106K on average. 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 $117K on average.

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Experience Affects Chemical Plant Manager Salaries



National Average
$97,000



Skills That Affect Chemical Plant Manager Salaries


Operations Management
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National Average
$97,000

Production Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%