Demand Planning Manager Salary

The average Demand Planning Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $86K per year. In the world of Demand Planning Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $63K and $128K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 62 percent of Demand Planning Managers are male. Work is enjoyable for Demand Planning Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and a large number get vision plans, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$61,995 - $114,629
MEDIAN: $85,780

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$61,995 - $114,629  
$481.77 - $15,996  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $9,655  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$62,597 - $127,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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Job Description for Demand Planning Manager

Demand planning managers are generally responsible for making predictions on the amount of merchandise needed for upcoming periods, buying only as much new merchandise as is necessary. They are also responsible for identifying sales trends based on seasons, promotions, and historical sales trends. Individuals with this job title are also often required to lead meetings for inventory and sales forecast personnel to discuss inventory and sales goals. Demand planning managers work with departments representatives, store managers, and other employees in the sales analysis department.


Demand Planning Manager Tasks

  • Lead forecasting and inventory planning meetings to assess potential sales forecasts and goals.
  • Initiate programs or policies that maximize inventory turns and identify slow moving items in the inventory life cycle.
  • Develop and implement demanding planning systems to meet goals or objectives.
  • Present on how the demanding planning process improves turn over and inventory results.

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Demand Planning Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Supply Chain Manager. Median pay for Supply Chain Managers is $83K.

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Popular Skills for Demand Planning Manager

Demand Planning Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Forecasting, Data Analysis, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Demand Planning Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $77K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $92K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Demand Planning Managers make a median salary of $99K. Demand Planning Managers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $98K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,454

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Demand Planning Managers, 40 percent higher than the national average. Demand Planning Managers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+22 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), New York (+11 percent), and San Francisco (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 2 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Houston.

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Experience Affects Demand Planning Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Demand Planning Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Data Analysis
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Inventory Management
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.


38 %
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 5%