Director of Plant Operations Salary
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.
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).
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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.