Average Plant Superintendent Salary

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The average salary for a Plant Superintendent is $79,100.
MEDIAN $79,100
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$58k - $105k
$750 - $15k
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$1k - $9k
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$57k - $112k

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Job Description for Plant Superintendent

Plant Superintendent Tasks
  • Oversee day-to-day manufacturing and processes of the plant.
  • Analyze data to pinpoint weaknesses in manufacturing and compile data reports.
  • Identify problems with manufacturing process and recommend improvements for optimum productivity.
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Plant Superintendent

The top respondents for the job title Plant Superintendent are from the companies International Paper Co, Archer Daniels Midland Company and Allegheny Technologies Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Archer Daniels Midland Company where the average pay is $81,389. International Paper Co pays the lowest at around $79,500.

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Popular Skills for Plant Superintendent

Skills in Operations Management, People Management and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Safety Compliance and Production Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Plant Superintendent

An entry-level Plant Superintendent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $73,698 based on 22 salaries. An early career Plant Superintendent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,084 based on 92 salaries. A mid-career Plant Superintendent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,305 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Plant Superintendent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,064 based on 156 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,725.
Employees with Plant Superintendent in their job title in Macon, Georgia earn an average of 39.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New Orleans, Louisiana (25.8% more) and Longview, Texas (12.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Omaha, Nebraska (20.9% less) and Houston, Texas (3.0% less).

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