With roughly two-thirds of Directors of Plant Operations in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $45K to $128K per year and averages out to $76K per year. Total incomes of Directors of Plant Operations incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $27K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $45K and $128K. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Plant Operations. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$49,311 - $129,178
(Median)
$49K
$76K
$130K
MEDIAN: $75,586
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90%

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$18.55 - $40.44
(Median)
$19
$23
$40
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,311 - $129,178  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,369  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $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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$45,405 - $127,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.55 - $40.44  
   
Overtime
$30.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,369  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $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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$45,405 - $127,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Director of Plant Operations

Directors of plant operations, depending on the nature of the facility, are generally responsible for overseeing the daily functions and safety of all employees and clientele. Those who work in the medical field must ensure that all residents of a long-term facility or patients of a medical center receive the highest standard of care, while those who work in other industries must ensure that the organization is running as smoothly as possible.

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Director of Plant Operations Tasks

  • Plan, organize and implement projects related operations.
  • Maintain all property, equipment, utilities, processes and personnel related to the operations or manufacturing of the product(s) or service(s).
  • Manage financial aspects of operations including creating and monitoring annual budgets.
  • Responsible for the overall state of operations and manufacturing of the product(s) or service(s) for a company.
  • Comply with all federal, state and local regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Plant Operations

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Directors of Plant Operations with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $56K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $66K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Plant Operations make a median salary of $75K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $93K.

Director of Plant Operations Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director of Plant Operations in Lincoln:
"Understaffed."
Don't fall for staffing calculators. Staffing should be based on square footage and amount of areas to be maintained along with the frequency of visitors, residents and mechanical issues the building has when you take on the property.

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Experience Affects Director of Plant Operations Salaries


Experienced
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National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Director of Plant Operations Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$74,000


Safety Compliance
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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