Plant Maintenance Manager Salary

Plant Maintenance Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $70K per year on average but can range from $44K to $103K per year. In the world of Plant Maintenance Managers, overall income ranges from $44K near the bottom to $103K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Plant Maintenance Managers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,072 - $102,039
(Median)
$48K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,032
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$15.44 - $30.10
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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
$48,072 - $102,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,920  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $12,000  
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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$44,249 - $103,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.44 - $30.10  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $44.72  
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 - $14,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $12,000  
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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$44,249 - $103,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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 often transition into Plant Manager of Manufacturing positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Plant Managers of Manufacturing earn $81K per year.

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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, Engineering Design, and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Electronic Troubleshooting. Most people experienced in 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.


Plant Maintenance Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $59K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $63K on average. Plant Maintenance Managers see a median salary of $69K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $73K.

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Experience Affects Plant Maintenance Manager Salaries



National Average
$67,000



Skills That Affect Plant Maintenance Manager Salaries

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$67,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%
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