How much does a Chemical Plant Operations Manager make in the United States? The average Chemical Plant Operations Manager salary in the United States is $135,505 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $115,729 and $156,782. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Chemical Plant Operations Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Chemical Plant Operations Manager Salary $97,725 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Chemical Plant Operations Manager Salary $115,729 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Chemical Plant Operations Manager Salary $135,505 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Chemical Plant Operations Manager Salary $156,782 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Chemical Plant Operations Manager Salary $176,153 US January 26, 2024
25% $115,729 10% $97,725 90% $176,153 75% $156,782 $135,505 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Chemical Plant Operations Manager need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.

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Process Safety Management: Process safety management system is a regulation promulgated by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Inventory Management: Overseeing and controlling supplies and stock to ensure that an organization maintains an adequate stock quantity.

Leadership 0.03%
Process Safety Management 0.01%
Inventory Management 0.01%
Others 99.95%

Job Description for Chemical Plant Operations Manager

Chemical Plant Operations Manager manages chemical processing operations. Establishes and implements standard operating procedures (SOP) and in process quality check protocols used to identify and resolve issues during processing. Being a Chemical Plant Operations Manager monitors operational metrics to ensure production schedules, output standards, and targets are met. Leads investigations and determines the root cause of any production delays, disruptions, or quality excursions and implements solutions. Additionally, Chemical Plant Operations Manager ensures that operations comply with environmental and safety regulations. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a director or plant manager. The Chemical Plant Operations Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Chemical Plant Operations Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Chemical Plant Operations Manager salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Chemical Plant Operations Manager, the highest Chemical Plant Operations Manager salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Chemical Plant Operations Manager salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Chemical Plant Operations Manager salary is in Miami, FL, where the Chemical Plant Operations Manager salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.9%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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