$79,079
Avg. Salary
$27.13
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,947

Bonus

$4,055

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Plant Engineer is $27.13 per hour.

The average pay for a Plant Engineer is $79,079 per year.

10%
$15.63
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$27.13
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$36.79
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MEDIAN $27.13
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$54k
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$111k
90%
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MEDIAN $79,079
$54,328 - $110,946
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MEDIAN: $79,079
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$0$117K
Salary $54,328 - $110,946
Bonus $962 - $14,284
Profit Sharing $200 - $12,000
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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$51,473 - $117,593
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 618
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $15.63 - $36.79
Overtime $26.87 - $56.61
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $962 - $14,284
Profit Sharing $200 - $12,000
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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$51,473 - $117,593
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 85

Job Description for Plant Engineer

A plant engineer works at the manufacturing or assembly facility in a management and supervisory position. They generally oversee operations and - depending on their company and whether it employs a senior plant engineer - may have the final say on how relevant manufacturing plant functions are performed.

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Plant Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$83K

$68,700

$70,433

Common Career Paths for Plant Engineer


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While not commonly seen, Plant Engineers who transition into a Manufacturing Engineering Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Manufacturing Engineering Managers is $96K per year. Plant Engineers most often move into Mechanical Engineer or Maintenance Manager roles. However, the former pays $14K less on average, and the latter pays $18K less.

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Popular Skills for Plant Engineer


Plant Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Budget Management, Project Management, and Manufacturing Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Engineering Design. Most people experienced in Plant Maintenance also know Budget Management and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Plant Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Plant Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Plant Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 156 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plant Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Plant Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 75 salaries. A Plant Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 72 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

6%

National Average: $80,075

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

Plant Engineers will find that Dallas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Plant Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+15 percent) and Atlanta (+8 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Plant Engineers is geography, with workers in Louisville earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Houston (10 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

Plant Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Plant Engineer?

Plant Engineer:
Lots of weekend and holiday work in this role. Work life balance can be a challenge. There is a bit of a workaholic culture within the engineering department in Perdue Foods. Decent compensation and benefits.

Plant Engineer in Momence:
"Good."
Pros: small town
Cons: no good food

Plant Engineer in Vineland:
Pros: The challenge of the job and the satisfaction of completing it.
Cons: The travel distance and lack of professionalism of management.

Plant Engineer in Dallas:
"Challenging."
Pros: New experiences arise daily, get to interpret other persons idea, and create solutions.
Cons: Long hard working hours, major projects are very draining.

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Key Stats for Plant Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Plant Engineer Salaries

▲21%

▲16%

▲4%

National Average
$80,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Plant Engineer Salaries




AutoCAD
▲1%



Plant Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$80,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 6%