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.

$49,961 - $123,575
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$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,890
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$17.95 - $41.02
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MEDIAN: $21.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,961 - $123,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,819  
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
Total Pay (?
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$45,883 - $124,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$17.95 - $41.02  
   
Overtime
$28.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,819  
   
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
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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$45,883 - $124,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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

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.

Director of Plant Operations Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Director of Plant Operations?

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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Key Stats for Director of Plant Operations

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
31%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Director of Plant Operations Salaries

▲19%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
▼13%

Entry-Level
▼23%

Skills That Affect Director of Plant Operations Salaries

Project Management
▲14%


National Average
$73,000


Safety Compliance
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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