Plant Superintendent Salary

With just under two-thirds of Plant Superintendents in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Plant Superintendents is $78K annually and can range from $55K on the lower end to $115K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Plant Superintendents bottoms out near $55K and approaches $115K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction for Plant Superintendents is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,089 - $108,364
$55K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,830
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$17.84 - $39.16
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$39
MEDIAN: $23.76
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$0$115K
Salary $55,089 - $108,364
Bonus $613 - $15,488
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,456
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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$54,612 - $115,499
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 205
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $17.84 - $39.16
Overtime $27.37 - $61.47
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $613 - $15,488
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,456
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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$54,612 - $115,499
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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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

  • Oversee day-to-day manufacturing and processes of the plant.
  • Analyze data to pinpoint weaknesses in manufacturing and compile data reports.
  • Identify problems with manufacturing process and recommend improvements for optimum productivity.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Plant Superintendent


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Plant Superintendents who transition into an upper level Plant Manager of Manufacturing position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Plant Manager of Manufacturing makes $82K a year. A lot of Plant Superintendents advance their careers by becoming Operations Managers and Manufacturing Production Managers. However, those positions offer $20K less and $17K less per year on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Plant Superintendent

Pay by Experience for a Plant Superintendent has a positive trend. An entry-level Plant Superintendent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plant Superintendent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Plant Superintendent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 92 salaries. A Plant Superintendent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 79 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Plant Superintendent?

Plant Superintendent in Houston:
"Not the dream but sometimes worth it."
Pros: The hours and the flexibility. The hard working people who want to do a good job.
Cons: The conditions, people not wanting to work, stress, deadlines and last minute changes to the schedule.

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Key Stats for Plant Superintendent

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Plant Superintendent Salaries

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National Average
$79,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Plant Superintendent Salaries

Budget Management
▲14%

Safety Compliance
▲5%



National Average
$79,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%
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