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Demand Planning Manager Salary

Demand Planning Managers in the United States take home an average $82K per year. Cash earnings for Demand Planning Managers — including $15K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $61K to $124K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Demand Planning Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision insurance. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Demand Planning Managers are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,805 - $110,374
MEDIAN: $82,373

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$59,805 - $110,374  
$496.65 - $15,216  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $19,727  
Total Pay (?
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).
$60,532 - $123,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 333

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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.

Common Career Paths for Demand Planning Manager

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Many Demand Planning Managers move into a Supply Chain Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Supply Chain Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Demand Planning Managers.

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Popular Skills for Demand Planning Manager

Demand Planning Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Data Analysis, Forecasting, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Management. Most people who know Data Analysis also know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Demand Planning Manager

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

Demand Planning Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $72K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $89K. For Demand Planning Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $95K. Demand Planning Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $100K.

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Experience Affects Demand Planning Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Demand Planning Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%


National Average

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.


36 %
64 %

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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%