Director of Plant Operations Salary
With 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 $46K to $124K per year and averages out to $75K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Directors of Plant Operations is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$49,961 - $123,575|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $26,819|
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|$45,883 - $124,282|
|Hourly Rate||$17.95 - $41.02|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $26,819|
|Total Pay (||$45,883 - $124,282|
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.Read More...
Directors of plant operations typically oversee all finances, enforcement of rules and procedures, hiring and terminating employees and/or volunteers, and implementing training programs to help subordinates understand their work. They may also be responsible for the organization's inventory; depending on the type of organization, school supplies, medical supplies and equipment, or even food and catering items must be kept in stock. They may also track the utilities and amounts of energy being used and develop plans to reduce energy and costs. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is generally required for this position, and employers may also require two to seven years of experience in the field.
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).
Pay by Experience Level for Director of Plant Operations
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $57K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $64K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $74K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $87K on average.
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