Demand Planning Manager Salary

Earnings for Demand Planning Managers in the United States come in at around $83K per year on average. Total incomes of Demand Planning Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $61K and $123K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Demand Planning Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$60,524 - $110,233
MEDIAN: $82,937

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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.
$60,524 - $110,233  
$487.96 - $15,215  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,866  
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).
$61,482 - $123,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336
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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

Survey takers who work as Demand Planning Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Forecasting, Data Analysis, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $76K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $89K. Demand Planning Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $97K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $99K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Demand Planning Managers, 36 percent above the national average. Demand Planning Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+9 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), Chicago (+8 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 46 votes.


37 %
63 %

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%