Demand Planning Manager Salary

Median pay for Demand Planning Managers in the United States is around $83K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Demand Planning Managers can bottom out near $62K or peak near $124K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. The majority of Demand Planning Managers (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Most Demand Planning Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$60,551 - $110,631
MEDIAN: $83,075

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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.
$60,551 - $110,631  
$489.36 - $15,230  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $20,000  
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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).
$61,510 - $123,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 337
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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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For Demand Planning Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Demand Planning Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Supply Chain Manager.

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Popular Skills for Demand Planning Manager

Job skills reported by Demand Planning Managers are limited. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Forecasting, Data Analysis, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Demand Planning Manager

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

For Demand Planning Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $75K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $89K. Demand Planning Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $97K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $99K.

Pay Difference by Location

Demand Planning Managers will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Demand Planning Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+9 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Los Angeles (+2 percent).

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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 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: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 5%