Demand Planning Managers in the United States pull down an average of $88K per year. Total cash compensation to Demand Planning Managers bottoms out near $62K and approaches $128K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $30K from profit sharing. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. Men account for the majority of Demand Planning Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. The majority of Demand Planning Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$62,659 - $117,810
(Median)
$63K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,137
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,659 - $117,810  
   
Bonus
$1,775 - $15,396  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,225  
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).
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$61,763 - $128,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.50  
   
Overtime
$37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,775 - $15,396  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,225  
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).
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$61,763 - $128,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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.

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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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Demand Planning Managers often transition into a Supply Chain Manager position. Supply Chain Managers report a slightly lower median income of $82K.

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Popular Skills for Demand Planning Manager


Demand Planning Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Forecasting, Data Analysis, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Materials Requirement Planning, and Inventory Management. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Demand Planning Manager

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $76K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $97K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $102K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Demand Planning Managers report making only $100K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,368

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

For those looking to make money, Demand Planning Managers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Demand Planning Managers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+31 percent), San Francisco (+29 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Irvine (+8 percent). Demand Planning Managers in Baltimore take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average.

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Experience Affects Demand Planning Manager Salaries




National Average
$92,000


Skills That Affect Demand Planning Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Forecasting
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$92,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 85%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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