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Plant Maintenance Manager Salary

A little under three-quarters of Plant Maintenance Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $43K to $104K per year, but median earnings come to around $70K per year. Cash earnings for Plant Maintenance Managers — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $43K to approximately $104K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Plant Maintenance Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,506 - $102,494
(Median)
$48K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,309
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90%

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$14.96 - $29.95
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,506 - $102,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $11,836  
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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$43,110 - $103,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 460
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.96 - $29.95  
   
Overtime
$23.21 - $41.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$501 - $11,836  
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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$43,110 - $103,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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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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Many Plant Maintenance Managers transition into upper-level Plant Manager of Manufacturing positions. Plant Managers of Manufacturing earn a median of $81K per year.

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Popular Skills for Plant Maintenance Manager


Plant Maintenance Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Electronic Design Automation, Project Management, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Troubleshooting. Most people skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Plant Maintenance Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $59K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $63K. Plant Maintenance Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $69K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $73K.

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Experience Affects Plant Maintenance Manager Salaries



National Average
$67,000



Skills That Affect Plant Maintenance Manager Salaries



Electronic Design Automation
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$67,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%
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