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Plant Controller Salary (United States)

Plant Controllers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $84K per year on average but can range from $57K to $124K per year. In the world of Plant Controllers, overall income ranges from $57K near the bottom to $124K at the top; this can include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Plant Controllers making up 56 percent of survey respondents. The majority of Plant Controllers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Plant Controller Salary (?
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$56,229 - $111,917
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MEDIAN: $83,551
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Plant Controller Salary (?
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$15.89 - $40.81
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,229 - $111,917  
   
Bonus
$487.96 - $19,177  
Profit Sharing
$734 - $10,304  
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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$56,690 - $124,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 832
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $40.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $57.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$487.96 - $19,177  
   
Profit Sharing
$734 - $10,304  
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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$56,690 - $124,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Plant Controller

  • Ensure policies and procedures are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to support the financial infrastructure.
  • Present financial reporting and potential risk areas to senior management.
  • Oversee accounting, financial reporting, analysis and preparation of the consolidated financial statements, including schedules for tax compliance.

Common Career Paths for Plant Controller

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As Plant Controllers transition into upper-level roles such as Finance Director, they may see an upturn in salary. The average Finance Director earns $102K per year.

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Popular Skills for Plant Controller

Survey results imply that Plant Controllers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audit can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Knowledge and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 17 percent and 22 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include General Ledger Accounting and Human Resources. The majority of those who know Financial Analysis also know Cost Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Plant Controller

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $70K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $86K. Plant Controllers bring in $94K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $93K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Atlanta
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Chicago
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National Average
$88,000
Fort Worth
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Denver
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With a pay rate for Plant Controllers that is 16 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Plant Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+9 percent) and Greenville (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver.

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Experience Affects Plant Controller Salaries

National Average
$88,000

Skills That Affect Plant Controller Salaries

Forecasting
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SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
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Financial Analysis
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Financial Reporting
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National Average
$88,000
General Ledger Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%