Plant Superintendent Salary

Just below 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 $54K to $115K per year, and the average comes out to $78K per year. Cash earnings for Plant Superintendents — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $54K to approximately $115K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$54,867 - $107,869
$55K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,569
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50%
90%

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$17.40 - $36.84
$17
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $23.76
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50%
90%

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$0$112K
Salary $54,867 - $107,869
Bonus $763 - $15,389
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,411
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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$54,663 - $112,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 201
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $17.40 - $36.84
Overtime $27.27 - $51.43
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $763 - $15,389
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,411
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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$54,663 - $112,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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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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Many Plant Superintendents move into a Plant Manager of Manufacturing role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Plant Managers of Manufacturing on average bring in a similar salary to Plant Superintendents. Many Plant Superintendents go on to become Operations Managers or Manufacturing Production Managers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $20K lower and $17K lower, respectively.

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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.

Plant Superintendent Reviews

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 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Plant Superintendent Salaries

▲4%

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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 43 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 9%
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