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Plant Maintenance Manager Salary

Plant Maintenance Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $43K to $104K per year, median earnings come to $70K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $13K, overall incomes of Plant Maintenance Managers spread between $43K and $104K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Plant Maintenance Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$47,410 - $102,409
(Median)
$47K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,388
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50%
90%

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$15.05 - $29.84
(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
$47,410 - $102,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $12,723  
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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$42,902 - $103,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 478
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $29.84  
   
Overtime
$23.37 - $42.60  
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 - $14,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$502 - $12,723  
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).
)
$42,902 - $103,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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 report using a diverse set of skills 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Electronic Troubleshooting. The majority of those who know 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 Plant Maintenance Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $59K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $63K. Plant Maintenance Managers see a median salary of $69K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Plant Maintenance Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $74K.

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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%