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Average Plant Superintendent Salary

$79,153
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,485
Bonus
$2,570
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The average salary for a Plant Superintendent is $79,153.
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$60k
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$79k
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$102k
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What Do Plant Superintendents Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Plant Superintendent

4.2 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Plant Superintendent

The top respondents for the job title Plant Superintendent are from the companies International Paper Co, Allegheny Technologies Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Company. Reported salaries are highest at Allegheny Technologies Inc. where the average pay is $81,120. International Paper Co pays the lowest at around $79,500.

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What Are Popular Skills for Plant Superintendents?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Plant Superintendents?

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 $73,807 based on 9 salaries. An early career Plant Superintendent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,655 based on 60 salaries. A mid-career Plant Superintendent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,018 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Plant Superintendent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,191 based on 124 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,099.
Employees with Plant Superintendent in their job title in New Orleans, Louisiana earn an average of 29.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Longview, Texas (12.7% more) and Dallas, Texas (7.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sioux City, Iowa (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 402 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.2%
Early Career
14.9%
Mid Career
21.1%
Experienced
30.8%
Late Career
30.8%