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 $75K annually, but may range from $43K to $108K per year. Cash earnings for Plant Maintenance Managers — which occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $43K to approximately $108K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,722 - $107,160
(Median)
$50K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,254
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$14.48 - $30.68
(Median)
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$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,722 - $107,160  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,710  
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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$42,975 - $108,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.48 - $30.68  
   
Overtime
$22.11 - $45.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,710  
   
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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$42,975 - $108,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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 advance their careers by becoming Plant Managers of Manufacturing, who report a slightly higher median income of $81K. Plant Maintenance Managers most often advance into Building & Facility Manager and Maintenance Director positions even though the median salaries are $17K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $58K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $64K. Plant Maintenance Managers bring in $72K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $81K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Plant Maintenance Manager Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Plant Maintenance Manager Salaries

Electronic Design Automation
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$70,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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