Average Plant Controller Salary
$93,000 yearly
$44.83 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$73,000
10 %
$93,000
Median
$118,000
90 %
What Is The Average Plant Controller Salary?
The average plant controller salary is $93,241 per year, or $44.83 per hour, in the United States. In terms of salary range, an entry level plant controller salary is roughly $73,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $118,000. If you like following the crowd, manufacturing and automotive companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out technology, automotive, and retail companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia, and Rhode Island provide the highest plant controller salaries.

Average Plant Controller Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where plant controllers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Plant Controller average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$94,347
$45.36
Alaska
$95,863
$46.09
Arizona
$83,235
$40.02
Arkansas
$71,603
$34.42
California
$111,232
$53.48
Colorado
$110,537
$53.14
Connecticut
$105,385
$50.67
Delaware
$110,143
$52.95
District of Columbia
$98,598
$47.40
Florida
$94,021
$45.20
Georgia
$105,855
$50.89
Hawaii
$72,697
$34.95
Idaho
$89,465
$43.01
Illinois
$99,322
$47.75
Indiana
$81,795
$39.32
Iowa
$75,037
$36.08
Kansas
$88,310
$42.46
Kentucky
$92,284
$44.37
Louisiana
$80,610
$38.75
Maine
$88,290
$42.45
Maryland
$107,427
$51.65
Massachusetts
$101,775
$48.93
Michigan
$83,423
$40.11
Minnesota
$95,183
$45.76
Mississippi
$72,157
$34.69
Missouri
$87,292
$41.97
Montana
$80,866
$38.88
Nebraska
$70,235
$33.77
Nevada
$90,948
$43.73
New Hampshire
$89,864
$43.20
New Jersey
$116,856
$56.18
New Mexico
$77,003
$37.02
New York
$120,519
$57.94
North Carolina
$96,687
$46.48
North Dakota
$96,813
$46.54
Ohio
$91,878
$44.17
Oklahoma
$79,289
$38.12
Oregon
$87,020
$41.84
Pennsylvania
$102,138
$49.10
Rhode Island
$111,436
$53.58
South Carolina
$89,412
$42.99
South Dakota
$82,459
$39.64
Tennessee
$90,435
$43.48
Texas
$101,847
$48.96
Utah
$89,453
$43.01
Vermont
$82,891
$39.85
Virginia
$112,006
$53.85
Washington
$106,860
$51.38
West Virginia
$115,513
$55.54
Wisconsin
$89,951
$43.25
Wyoming
$70,563
$33.92

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Highest Paying Cities For Plant Controller

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Edison, NJ
$117,041
$56.27
Olympia, WA
$108,117
$51.98
Savannah, GA
$106,105
$51.01
Houston, TX
$102,451
$49.26
Wakefield, MA
$101,368
$48.73
Chicago, IL
$99,495
$47.83

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Average Plant Controller Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $93,200
    $44.83
    +2.3%
    2020
    $91,100
    $43.81
    +2.7%
    2019
    $88,700
    $42.64
    +3.1%
    2018
    $86,000
    $41.32
    +2.3%
    2017
    $84,000
    $40.39
    +2.3%

    How Much Do Plant Controllers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a plant controller can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for plant controllers tend to be found in technology, automotive, and retail companies. In fact, plant controllers can make a yearly salary of $95,305 while working for technology companies.
    RankIndustryAverage Plant Controller SalaryPlant Controller Salary Range
    1
    Technology
    $95,305
    $83k
    $103k
    2
    Automotive
    $95,304
    $83k
    $103k
    3
    Retail
    $93,909
    $83k
    $103k
    4
    Manufacturing
    $90,291
    $83k
    $103k

    High Paying Plant Controller Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Cost Accounting Manager

    Avg. salary: $78,260

    A cost accounting manager is responsible for analyzing and evaluating pricing and costing systems of the goods and services of an organization, ensuring its adherence to the internal guidelines and state regulations. Cost accounting managers review business and financial transactions to generate accounting reports for management reference. They also identify business opportunities that would provide revenue resources and profits by monitoring industry trends and public demands. A cost accounting manager must have excellent analytical skills and accounting principles knowledge, especially in resolving account and expense discrepancies.
    37,693 Cost Accounting Manager Jobs
    Manager Finance Planning And Analysis

    Avg. salary: $116,005

    A manager finance planning and analysis oversees the daily operations of a company's financial planning department. They typically have administrative duties such as setting goals and guidelines, establishing timelines and budgets, delegating tasks among teams and staff, and reviewing financial reports regularly. They also perform research and assessments, gather and analyze financial data from different departments, coordinate staff, and solve issues and concerns when any arise. Additionally, as a manager, they must lead and empower staff to reach goals while implementing company policies and regulations.
    56,813 Manager Finance Planning And Analysis Jobs
    Manager/Finance Accounting

    Avg. salary: $83,685

    A manager of finance accounting's role is to oversee the financial activities in a company or organization. Their responsibilities revolve around coordinating with other departments to gather financial data, analyze the revenues and expenditures, and develop written reports and presentations. A manager of finance accounting must also maintain accurate financial records, identify any errors or inconsistencies, and perform support tasks for staff when necessary. Furthermore, as a manager, it is essential to lead and encourage the team, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations.
    72,064 Manager/Finance Accounting Jobs
    Accounting Director

    Avg. salary: $120,628

    An Accounting Director supervises the general accounting and financial reporting functions, as well as financial services within a company or organization. They also ensure that all transactions and financial policies for their organization meet federal regulations and standards.
    34,103 Accounting Director Jobs
    Finance Director

    Avg. salary: $125,801

    A finance director's role is to oversee all financial activities and aspects of a company or organization. One of their duties is to gather necessary financial data and cultivate reports on essential matters such as revenue and budget, provide risk assessments and estimates, implement vital policies, and allocate funds within the company. Furthermore, a finance director must also devise strategies and recommend innovative methods for financial gains, while in adherence to the organization's policies and regulations.
    52,711 Finance Director Jobs
    Finance Leader

    Avg. salary: $106,627

    The duties of a finance leader depend on one's place or industry of employment. Typically, their responsibilities revolve around monitoring the sales and financial operations in a company, preparing financial reports and statements, finding new sales opportunities, identifying the market and client needs, and maintaining records of all financial transactions. There are also instances where a finance leader may set and allocate budgets, perform audits in costs and expenditures, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations.
    63,584 Finance Leader Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Plant Controllers The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a plant controller, being employed by a company such as Kelly Services or KIK Custom Products would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Minerals Technologies and Novelis also report highly competitive salaries for plant controllers.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Plant Controller SalaryPlant Controller Salary Range
    1Kelly Services
    4.5
    $106,175
    $87k
    $116k
    2KIK Custom Products
    4.4
    $105,892
    $87k
    $116k
    3Minerals Technologies
    4.8
    $102,247
    $87k
    $116k
    4Novelis
    4.7
    $102,093
    $87k
    $116k
    5Kinsa
    3.9
    $100,830
    $87k
    $116k
    6ACCO Brands
    4.5
    $100,304
    $87k
    $116k

    Recently Added Plant Controller Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Plant Controller
    Saint Paul, MN
    08/05/2021
    $120,000
    08/05/2021
    Plant Controller
    Kentwood, MI
    08/05/2021
    $125,000
    08/05/2021
    Plant Controller-Automotive Supplier-Grand
    Detroit, MI
    08/05/2021
    $100,000
    08/05/2021
    Plant Controller
    Williamsport, PA
    08/05/2021
    $100,000
    08/05/2021
    Plant Controller
    Winton, NC
    08/05/2021
    $100,000
    08/05/2021
    Plant Controller
    Upper Marlboro, MD
    08/05/2021
    $95,000
    08/05/2021
    Plant Controller
    Sioux Falls, SD
    08/05/2021
    $100,000
    08/05/2021
    Plant Controller
    Findlay, OH
    08/05/2021
    $90,000
    08/05/2021
    Plant Controller
    Perrysburg, OH
    08/05/2021
    $90,000
    08/05/2021
    Jobot
    Plant Controller
    Plant Controller
    Bellevue, OH
    08/04/2021
    $100,000
    08/04/2021

    Average Plant Controller Salary by Demographic

    Plant Controller Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $103,636
    female-income
    Female Income
    $98,281
    Median Plant Controller Income by Race
    Asian plant controllers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american plant controllers have the lowest average salary at $97,963.
    $106,000
    $104,000
    $102,000
    $100,000
    $98,000
    $96,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$100,703
    White$101,934
    Black or African American$97,963
    Asian$104,299
    Hispanic or Latino$99,894
    Average Plant Controller Salary by Education Level
    Plant controllers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $106,916 annually. With a Bachelors degree, plant controllers earn a median annual income of $98,281 compared to $87,758 for plant controllers with an Associate degree.
    $112,000
    $107,000
    $102,000
    $97,000
    $92,000
    $87,000
    $82,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$86,603
    Master's Degree$106,916
    Bachelor's Degree$98,281
    Some College/ Associate Degree$87,758