Plant Maintenance Manager Salary

Plant Maintenance Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $70K per year, but may range from $44K to $103K per year. In the world of Plant Maintenance Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $12K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $44K and $103K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Plant Maintenance Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,999 - $102,211
(Median)
$48K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,164
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$15.42 - $30.14
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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
$47,999 - $102,211  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,090  
Profit Sharing
$494.58 - $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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$43,781 - $103,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 443
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $30.14  
   
Overtime
$23.21 - $44.59  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,090  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.58 - $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).
)
$43,781 - $103,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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.

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Plant Maintenance Managers may enjoy increased earnings if they become Plant Managers of Manufacturing. This seems to be a popular career move, and Plant Manager of Manufacturing earn a slightly higher median of $81K annually.

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Popular Skills for Plant Maintenance Manager


Plant Maintenance Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Electronic Design Automation, Project Management, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, 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 familiar with Electronic Troubleshooting also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Plant Maintenance Manager

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


For many Plant Maintenance Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $60K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $64K on average. Plant Maintenance Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $69K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $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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National Average
$67,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 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
33%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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