Plant Controller Salary

Plant Controllers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and nearly two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $88K per year, but may range from $65K to $134K per year. Total cash compensation to Plant Controllers approaches anywhere from $65K on the lower end to $134K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men working as Plant Controllers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Work is enjoyable for Plant Controllers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$63,453 - $122,723
$63K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,437
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50%
90%

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$15.00 - $63.84
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$30
$64
MEDIAN: $30.00
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$0$135K
Salary $63,453 - $122,723
Bonus $1,479 - $19,941
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,033
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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$64,769 - $135,477
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 607
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $15.00 - $63.84
Overtime $40.00
Annual Data $0$135K
Bonus $1,479 - $19,941
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,033
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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$64,769 - $135,477
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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Job Description for Plant Controller

Plant controllers are responsible for administrative work in a factory environment, such as preparing financial statements, production-cost statements, and profit forecasts. Close attention to detail and strong mathematical skills are important in this position to prepare accurate reports, and some plant controllers may oversee the facility's accounting department. They may also audit invoices, charges, and financial statements and check labor reports, material costs, overhead, and distribution costs for accuracy.

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Plant Controller Tasks

  • Present financial reporting and potential risk areas to senior management.
  • Oversee accounting, financial reporting, analysis and preparation of the consolidated financial statements, including schedules for tax compliance.
  • Ensure policies and procedures are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to support the financial infrastructure.

Common Career Paths for Plant Controller


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For Plant Controllers, advancing into a Finance Director role, for which the median salary is $105K, is not common but it does happen.

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Popular Skills for Plant Controller


Survey results imply that Plant Controllers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley Knowledge, SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 7 percent. Those listing Payroll Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. General Ledger Accounting and Human Resources also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Financial Analysis also know Cost Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Plant Controller

Pay by Experience for a Plant Controller has a positive trend. An entry-level Plant Controller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 126 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plant Controller 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 181 salaries. An experienced Plant Controller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 306 salaries. A Plant Controller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 189 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,568

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

Plant Controllers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Plant Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+15 percent), Detroit (+10 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), and Louisville (+5 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Plant Controller's salary, with Wichita Plant Controllers earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Charlotte and Denver (15 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Plant Controller

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Plant Controller Salaries

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$94,000

▼3%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Plant Controller Salaries




Accounting
▲3%

▲1%

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Audit
▲1%

Cost Accounting
▼0%

Forecasting
▼0%

National Average
$94,000







Payroll Administration
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 4%
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