Plant Controller Salary

Plant Controllers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent about two in three of Plant Controllers. Salaries average out to around $88K annually and spread from $65K to $135K per year. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of Plant Controllers spread between $65K and $135K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Plant Controllers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Plant Controllers (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$63,520 - $120,933
$64K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,149
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.26 - $68.51
$12
$34
$69
MEDIAN: $33.97
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$135K
Salary $63,520 - $120,933
Bonus $1,939 - $19,704
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,250
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).
)
$64,594 - $135,029
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 610
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $12.26 - $68.51
Overtime $45.50
Annual Data $0$135K
Bonus $1,939 - $19,704
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,250
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).
)
$64,594 - $135,029
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Plant Controller

Plant controllers are responsible for administrative work in a factory environment, such as preparing financial statements, production-cost statements, and profit forecasts. Close attention to detail and strong mathematical skills are important in this position to prepare accurate reports, and some plant controllers may oversee the facility's accounting department. They may also audit invoices, charges, and financial statements and check labor reports, material costs, overhead, and distribution costs for accuracy.

Read More...

Plant Controller Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Plant Controller


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


A lot of Plant Controllers move on to become Finance Directors, that group gets paid a slightly higher $105K on average.

Plant Controller Job Listings

Popular Skills for Plant Controller


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley Knowledge, SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Those listing Payroll Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. General Ledger Accounting and Human Resources also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Financial Analysis also know Cost Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Plant Controller

Pay by Experience for a Plant Controller has a positive trend. An entry-level Plant Controller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 126 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plant Controller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 181 salaries. An experienced Plant Controller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 306 salaries. A Plant Controller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 189 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,380

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Plant Controllers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Plant Controllers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cleveland (+14 percent), Detroit (+9 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Louisville (+4 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Plant Controllers is geography, with workers in Wichita earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Charlotte and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Plant Controller

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
31%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Plant Controller Salaries

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$93,000

▼3%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Plant Controller Salaries




Accounting
▲3%

▲2%

Forecasting
▲1%

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
▲1%

Cost Accounting
▼0%

National Average
$93,000







Payroll Administration
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 4%
ADVERTISEMENT