By Richard L. Dunn, Editor, Plant Engineering
Salaries for plant engineers appear to mirror the economy in general. Average salaries have increased 6.4% since our last survey a little more than two years ago. The current overall average salary for plant engineers stands at $70,905, compared with $66,634 in 1999. And there are no surprises in the various demographic breakdowns.
The Plant Engineering Salary Survey was conducted for Plant Engineering magazine by the compensation consulting firm Abbott, Langer & Associates. Industrial plant engineers were contacted by e-mail in late November and asked to participate in the survey by going to a special web site to complete the questionnaire. A total of 1,266 completed forms were used in the tabulation. The sample is comparable to those of previous surveys (1993, 1994, 1996, and 1999).
A complete, 328-page report of all data generated by this survey
is available in print from Abbot, Langer & Associates. Basic data include salary, bonus, and total compensation according to job level, location, type of industry, level of responsibility, experience, age, education, budget, region, metropolitan area, and many other factors. All data are cross-tabbed for nearly every possible combination of factors.
Compensation of Plant/Facilities Maintenance/Engineering Managers & Engineers, 5th Edition may be ordered for $375.00 from:
Abbott, Langer, and Associates
548 First St.
Crete, IL 60417
Web site: www.abbott-langer.com