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Plant Superintendent Salary (United States)

A Plant Superintendent earns an average salary of $72,352 per year. A skill in Production Management is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Plant Superintendent Salary (?
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$49,689 - $100,684
(Median)
50K
61K
72K
86K
100K
MEDIAN: $72,351
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Plant Superintendent Salary (?
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$14.61 - $40.93
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,689 - $100,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,724  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $11,562  
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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$48,945 - $109,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $40.93  
   
Overtime
$24.20 - $59.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,724  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $11,562  
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).
)
$48,945 - $109,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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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Experience Affects Plant Superintendent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$75,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Plant Superintendent Salaries

Production Management
up arrow 15%
Operations Management
0%
National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%