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Salaries for

Plant Engineer

Virginia Median
$73,000
National Median
$75,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

Recent Jobs Posted

Mechanical Plant Engineer
Amotec, Inc. | Richmond, VA 3 weeks ago

OUTSIDE PLANT ENGINEER
Confidential | Sterling, VA 4 weeks ago

Plant Technician
Jacobs | Hampton, VA 4 weeks ago

UPS Plant Engineering Maintenance Mechanic
UPS Professional | Richmond, VA 1 week ago

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Plant Engineer

Plant engineers typically work in manufacturing establishments or power plants. They are responsible for designing, planning, installing, and maintaining plant systems, facilities, and equipment. They may perform maintenance and repairs or be responsible for managerial duties.

A typical day in the life of a plant engineer might include:

  • Directing plant personnel in proper procedures and manufacturing methods
  • Conducting operational tests
  • Planning an engineering project or designing manufacturing layouts
  • Interacting with contractors and evaluating quotes.

Salaries for

Plant Engineer

Virginia Median
$73,000
National Median
$75,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Recent Jobs Posted

Mechanical Plant Engineer
Amotec, Inc. | Richmond, VA 3 weeks ago

OUTSIDE PLANT ENGINEER
Confidential | Sterling, VA 4 weeks ago

Plant Technician
Jacobs | Hampton, VA 4 weeks ago

UPS Plant Engineering Maintenance Mechanic
UPS Professional | Richmond, VA 1 week ago

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Plant Engineer
Houston, TX
$104,000
Chicago, IL
$85,000
Phoenix, AZ
$84,000
Auburn Hills, MI
$81,000
Charlotte, NC
$78,000
Indianapolis, IN
$78,000
Atlanta, GA
$78,000
Denver, CO
$71,000
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

A typical day in the life of a plant engineer might include:

  • Directing plant personnel in proper procedures and manufacturing methods
  • Conducting operational tests
  • Planning an engineering project or designing manufacturing layouts
  • Interacting with contractors and evaluating quotes.

Insider Tips

The typical average pay for a plant engineer is $75,000 per year. Those with project management skills and greater experience often enjoy higher salaries and supervisory positions. Plant engineers tend to earn lower pay than mechanical engineers in other industries, such as aerospace, but they still enjoy competitive salaries and an open career path.