Plant Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Plant Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $78K annually nationwide. In the world of Plant Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $54K and $115K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$56,879 - $106,752
$57K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,283
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$15.69 - $35.29
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MEDIAN: $26.60
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$0$115K
Salary $56,879 - $106,752
Bonus $987 - $14,282
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,067
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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$53,599 - $115,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 308
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.69 - $35.29
Overtime $26.12 - $45.48
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $987 - $14,282
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,067
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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$53,599 - $115,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Plant Engineer

A plant engineer works at the manufacturing or assembly facility in a management and supervisory position. They generally oversee operations and - depending on their company and whether it employs a senior plant engineer - may have the final say on how relevant manufacturing plant functions are performed.

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Plant Engineer Tasks

  • Trains and assists plant personnel in safety and quality control procedures.
  • Reviews project plan including cost estimates, timelines, and blueprints; interpret and recommend changes to plans.
  • Ensures facility compliance with regulatory requirements, and continuous and relation operation.
  • Develops operational plans for facility projects; such as construction or renovation, HVAC, maintenance and machine installation.

Common Career Paths for Plant Engineer


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While Plant Engineers do not often become Manufacturing Engineering Managers, the job pays $96K per year on average. Many Plant Engineers choose to become Mechanical Engineers and Maintenance Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $14K less and $18K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Plant Engineer


Survey results suggest that Plant Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Budget Management, Project Management, and Manufacturing Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Engineering Design. Most people experienced in Plant Maintenance also know Budget Management and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Plant Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Plant Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Plant Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 156 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plant Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Plant Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 75 salaries. A Plant Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 72 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,344

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

For Plant Engineers, Dallas provides a pay rate that is 32 percent greater than the national average. Plant Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+15 percent) and Atlanta (+9 percent). Compared to the national average, Louisville Plant Engineers have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Houston (9 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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Q: What is it like working as a Plant Engineer?

Plant Engineer in Dallas:
"Challenging."
Pros: New experiences arise daily, get to interpret other persons idea, and create solutions.
Cons: Long hard working hours, major projects are very draining.

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Key Stats for Plant Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Plant Engineer Salaries

▲23%

▲19%

▲7%

National Average
$78,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Plant Engineer Salaries




Plant Maintenance
▲3%

AutoCAD
▲3%



National Average
$78,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 7%
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