Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Plant Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$89,320 / yrTotal Pay
$76,646 / yrBase Pay
$12,673 / yrAdditional Pay

$89,320

 / yr
$59K$137K
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The estimated total pay for a Plant Engineer is $89,320 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $76,646 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $12,673 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Plant Engineer

Some related job titles are Chemical Process Engineer Salaries with median pay of $116,048, Plant Manager Salaries with median pay of $119,469, Facilities Engineer Salaries with median pay of $79,863, Controls Engineer Salaries with median pay of $102,624.

Top Paying Companies

For a Plant Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Plant Engineer in United States. Employers include Pacific Gas and Electric, AES Corporation and ExxonMobil.

1
Pacific Gas and Electric
Pacific Gas and Electric
$173,451/yr
5
Dynegy
$162,850/yr
6
BHP
$162,030/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Plant Engineer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Plant Engineer in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $143,662, Insurance with a median total pay of $134,812, Restaurants & Food Service with a median total pay of $129,590, Financial Services with a median total pay of $126,817, and Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $121,980.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$143,662

    18% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$134,812

    13% Higher than other industries

  • Restaurants & Food ServiceRestaurants & Food Service$129,590

    10% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$126,817

    8% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$121,980

    4% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Plant Engineer are Pacific Gas and Electric, AES Corporation, and ExxonMobil.

Pacific Gas and ElectricPacific Gas and Electric$173,451/yr
AES CorporationAES Corporation$169,407/yr
ExxonMobilExxonMobil$164,805/yr
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Plant Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
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Plant Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$85,980

/yr

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Plant Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$128,700

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Plant Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$93,786

/yr

$89K | $4K

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Plant Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$95,000

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Plant Health Care Technician

United States of America

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$20

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Plant Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$21

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Field Agronomist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$84,000

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Plant Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$10,000

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Plant Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Plant Engineer is $76,646 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Plant Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 992 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Plant Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Plant Engineer in United States is $113,799 per year.

The lowest salary for a Plant Engineer in United States is $51,623 per year.

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