Entry-Level Plant Controller Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Plant Controller is $72,846 per year. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$54,362 - $95,248
MEDIAN: $72,751

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Salary $54,362 - $95,248
Bonus $996 - $14,837
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $15,893
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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).
$53,870 - $102,789
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 131

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Plant Controller Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Plant Controller in Boise:
"How much responsibility I would own."
Rewarding if empowered by management and good systems.

Plant Controller in Indianapolis:
"Get to know your customer."
The key to doing well in this role is to delve in to the details on how the business runs.

Plant Controller in Fresno:
"Being able to adapt to a Fast Pace Environment."
1. Be Proactive - Take accountability for your decisions. 2. Begin each day/week/month with the end in mind - Think SMART - Have a Game Plan. Keep things Simple. 3. Focus on First things First - Bigest Bang for your Buck - Time mangement is critical. Know your deadlines! 4. Sharpen up on Listening Skills - Understand First then Seek to be understood. Inspire Trust. 5. Think Win Win (Your Part of a team wearing the same Jersey all working towards the same goal) 6. Synergize with other Controllers with in you network - Share Best Practices. Drive Standardization as much as possible. 7. Understand when things aren't working and don't be afraid to make tough decisions to drive change.

Key Stats for Plant Controller


36 %
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Plant Controller Salaries

Budget Management

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance

General Ledger Accounting


Microsoft Excel

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)

National Average

Financial Analysis

Cost Accounting

Financial Reporting


Human Resources

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Knowledge

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


36 %
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 6%