Plant Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$106,000
$76,000
$106,000
$148,000
The average plant manager makes about $106,737 per year. That's $51.32 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $76,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $148,000. Many of plant managers seem to be drawn to manufacturing and construction companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case plant managers tend to work at automotive, manufacturing, and retail companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Rhode Island, New York and Connecticut pay plant managers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Mahwah, NJ
$137,046
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Map of Plant Manager Salaries

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

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Average Plant Manager Salary By Location

While a plant manager can average a salary of $106,737 per year, or $51.32 per hour, there are many opportunities for plant managers to make more. For example, in Mahwah, NJ you might make $137,046 per year. Other high-paying locations include Wilmington, DE, Sterling Heights, MI and Allentown, PA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Mahwah, NJ where the average starting salary is $86,000. The highest paying states for plant managers include Rhode Island, New York and Connecticut. Meanwhile, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Utah offer the lowest salaries.

Average Plant Manager Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a plant manager, being employed by a company such as S.T. Wooten or PacifiCorp would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Giant Cement Holding and Spherion also report highly competitive salaries for plant managers.

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Average Plant Manager Pay By Industry

Plant manager salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with automotive, manufacturing, and retail companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a plant manager can make a yearly salary of $119,026 while working for automotive companies. All the while, other plant managers are making $107,550 at manufacturing companies and $103,214 at retail companies. One industry plant managers may want to avoid is the construction industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $100,390.

Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$119,026
$119k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$107,550
$108k
Retail
Retail
$103,214
$103k
Construction
Construction
$100,390
$100k

Plant Manager Salary History

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Recently Added Plant Manager Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Plant Manager
Plant Manager
07/30/2020
07/30/2020
$70,000
$70,000
07/30/2020
Northpoint Search Group
Northpoint Search Group
Plant Manager-Well Establshed Manufacturing Company
Plant Manager-Well Establshed Manufacturing Company
Plant Manager-Well Establshed Manufacturing Company
07/26/2020
07/26/2020
$90,000
$90,000
07/26/2020
Austin Allen Company, LLC 4106
Austin Allen Company, LLC 4106
Converting Plant Mill Manager
Converting Plant Mill Manager
Converting Plant Mill Manager
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$90,000
$90,000
07/24/2020
Austin Allen Company, LLC 4106
Austin Allen Company, LLC 4106
Plant/Mill Manager/Superintendent
Plant/Mill Manager/Superintendent
Plant/Mill Manager/Superintendent
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$90,000
$90,000
07/24/2020
Plant Manager Supervisor
Plant Manager Supervisor
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$37,778
$37,778
07/24/2020
Byrnes and Rupkey
Byrnes and Rupkey
Plant Manager
Plant Manager
Plant Manager
07/23/2020
07/23/2020
$70,000
$70,000
07/23/2020
Plant Manager
Plant Manager
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$80,000
$80,000
07/22/2020
Selectek
Selectek
Plant Manager
Plant Manager
Plant Manager
07/08/2020
07/08/2020
$80,000
$80,000
07/08/2020
South Dakota Board of Regents
South Dakota Board of Regents
Heating Plant Manager-Physical Plant Manager I
Heating Plant Manager-Physical Plant Manager I
Heating Plant Manager-Physical Plant Manager I
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$44,203
$44,203
06/27/2020
Austin Allen Company, LLC 4106
Austin Allen Company, LLC 4106
Converting Plant Mill Manager
Converting Plant Mill Manager
Converting Plant Mill Manager
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$90,000
$90,000
06/26/2020