Chemical Plant Manager Salary

Salaries for Chemical Plant Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($106K) per year. Overall cash earnings for Chemical Plant Managers stretch from $52K on the lower end to $174K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $30K from bonuses and $41K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chemical Plant Managers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$57,295 - $152,202
$57K
$100K
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MEDIAN: $100,486
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$15.46 - $49.32
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$0$172K
Salary $57,295 - $152,202
Bonus $1,250 - $29,479
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $36,000
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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$51,484 - $172,048
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 135
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $15.46 - $49.32
Overtime $29.48
Annual Data $0$172K
Bonus $1,250 - $29,479
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $36,000
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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$51,484 - $172,048
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Chemical Plant Manager

Chemical plant managers are responsible for supervising the daily operations of their facilities, which includes overseeing the safe and efficient development of a variety of chemicals (fuels, detergents, solvents, other base compounds, etc.). They also work with their parent companies to ensure that plants are operating profitably, conforming to the vision of the organization, and adhering to budgets.

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Chemical Plant Manager Tasks

  • Hire, fire, direct, and motivate staff in daily operations and long-range goals.
  • Optimize deliveries, shipments, staffing, and production to minimize downtime.
  • Meet budget goals and record all expenditures, and prepare reports.
  • Oversee safety, emergency response, maintenance goals, and implementations.

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Popular Skills for Chemical Plant Manager


Survey takers who work as Chemical Plant Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Chemical Process Engineering, People Management, Operations Management, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 18 percent. Most people experienced in Operations Management also know Production Management and Chemical Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Plant Manager

Pay by Experience for a Chemical Plant Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemical Plant Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemical Plant Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Chemical Plant Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 67 salaries. A Chemical Plant Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,029

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Chemical Plant Managers, 22 percent above the national average. Chemical Plant Managers in Amarillo report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 31 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Baton Rouge and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Chemical Plant Manager

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Chemical Plant Manager Salaries

▲35%

▲17%

National Average
$105,000

▼14%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Chemical Plant Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 9%
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