Director of Plant Operations Salary

The majority of Directors of Plant Operations in the United States — a little under three-quarters — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $46K to $122K per year, and the median is $75K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Directors of Plant Operations enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,933 - $120,243
$50K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,209
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50%
90%

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$17.75 - $41.36
$18
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$41
MEDIAN: $20.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,933 - $120,243  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,373  
Profit Sharing
$13,500  
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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$46,107 - $121,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $41.36  
   
Overtime
$28.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,373  
   
Profit Sharing
$13,500  
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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$46,107 - $121,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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

  • 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.
  • Manage financial aspects of operations including creating and monitoring annual budgets.
  • 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).

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Plant Operations

Pay by Experience for a Director of Plant Operations has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Plant Operations with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Plant Operations with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Director of Plant Operations which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 83 salaries. A Director of Plant Operations with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 54 salaries.

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Key Stats for Director of Plant Operations

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Director of Plant Operations Salaries

▲17%

▼0%

National Average
$74,000

▼9%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Director of Plant Operations Salaries

Project Management
▲14%


National Average
$74,000


Safety Compliance
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 17%