Plant Maintenance Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $79K per year on average but can range from $43K to $110K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Plant Maintenance Managers can bottom out near $43K or peak near $110K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$49,792 - $106,714
(Median)
$50K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,484
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$14.68 - $34.25
(Median)
$15
$24
$34
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,792 - $106,714  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,152  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,255  
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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$42,769 - $109,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $34.25  
   
Overtime
$22.49 - $48.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,255  
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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$42,769 - $109,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Plant Maintenance Manager

The plant maintenance manager supervises a maintenance staff that ensures the facility functions at peak efficiency. The maintenance staff repairs equipment, performs regular inspections, ensures employee safety, and audits the operating efficiency of the facility’s automated processes and machinery. The plant maintenance manager hires and schedules a team of maintenance workers based upon the needs of the facility and plant machinery. The manager schedules maintenance work in a way that causes minimal operating disruptions on the plant floor. They review automated performance data and assess it to ensure the machinery is working as intended and at peak efficiency.

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Plant Maintenance Manager Tasks

  • Oversee and direct maintenance personnel, equipment installation, facilities equipment repair, and preventative maintenance.
  • Inspect and evaluate physical plant, grounds, and related equipment.
  • Coordinate with outside contractors to perform activities, repairs, preventive maintenance on building equipment, and building and grounds appearance.
  • Purchase and manage all related maintenance supplies and plant equipment repair parts for all equipment in facility.

Common Career Paths for Plant Maintenance Manager


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Plant Maintenance Managers who go on to become Plant Managers of Manufacturing may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Plant Manager of Manufacturing, an upper-level role, pays $82K. Many Plant Maintenance Managers choose to become Building & Facility Managers and Maintenance Directors as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $23K less and $17K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Plant Maintenance Manager


Survey results suggest that Plant Maintenance Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Project Management, Electronic Design Automation, and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Troubleshooting and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation. Those familiar with Plant Maintenance also tend to know Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Plant Maintenance Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Plant Maintenance Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $67K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Plant Maintenance Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $86K.

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Experience Affects Plant Maintenance Manager Salaries


National Average
$76,000




Skills That Affect Plant Maintenance Manager Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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