Plant Superintendent Salary

Close to two-thirds of Plant Superintendents in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $49K to $113K per year, and the average comes out to $74K per year. Total incomes of Plant Superintendents incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $14K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49K and $113K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Plant Superintendents claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,151 - $103,383
(Median)
$50K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,922
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50%
90%

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$15.59 - $36.48
(Median)
$16
$22
$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,151 - $103,383  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $12,193  
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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$48,857 - $112,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 347
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.59 - $36.48  
   
Overtime
$25.63 - $62.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $12,193  
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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$48,857 - $112,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Job Description for Plant Superintendent

A plant superintendent is responsible for overseeing all aspects of their plant, including budget, maintenance, quality control, receiving and shipping, and day-to-day operations. They frequently prepare the plant’s budget for the year, as well as recruit and hire direct subordinates. Other tasks performed by the plant superintendent include tracking plant maintenance, monitoring costs and expenses, ensuring quality standards are met, and working with staff on the plant floor to directly oversee quality and determine areas for potential improvement. Additionally, plant superintendent must work closely with the environmental health and safety manager to make sure employees know and follow safety policies, policies on waste disposal, and any other relevant laws and plant rules.

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Plant Superintendent Tasks

  • Enforce all state and federal regulations in regards to plant operation and employee safety.
  • Manage all plant personnel under Plant Manager, acting as Plant Manager in absence.
  • Identify problems with manufacturing process and recommend improvements for optimum productivity.
  • Oversee day-to-day manufacturing and processes of the plant.
  • Analyze data to pinpoint weaknesses in manufacturing and compile data reports.

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Plant Superintendents who go on to become Plant Managers of Manufacturing may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Plant Manager of Manufacturing, an upper-level role, pays $81K.

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Plant Superintendents typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Operations Management and Production Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Operations Management and Production Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Plant Superintendent

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $68K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $74K. On average, Plant Superintendents make $78K following one to two decades on the job. Plant Superintendents who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $80K.

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Experience Affects Plant Superintendent Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$76,000

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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Plant Superintendent Salaries

Operations Management
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National Average
$76,000

Production Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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