Average Plant Controller Salary

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The average salary for a Plant Controller is $90,124.
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$65k - $123k
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$2k - $15k
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$66k - $137k

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Job Description for Plant Controller

The top respondents for the job title Plant Controller are from the companies Eaton Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and International Paper Co. Reported salaries are highest at Eaton Corporation where the average pay is $124,639. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Paper Co and Graham Packaging Company, earning around $107,500 and $99,000, respectively. Sika Corporation pays the lowest at around $75,912. Kerry Ingredients and Georgia-Pacific Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $77,425 and $82,424, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Plant Controller

Skills in Cost Accounting, Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Plant Controller

An entry-level Plant Controller with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,913 based on 50 salaries. An early career Plant Controller with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,878 based on 226 salaries. A mid-career Plant Controller with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,540 based on 320 salaries. An experienced Plant Controller with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,723 based on 515 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,371.
Employees with Plant Controller in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 17.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cleveland, Ohio (10.2% more) and Houston, Texas (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (11.5% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (1.5% less).

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