Demand Planning Manager Salary

Pay for Demand Planning Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $83K per year. Final cash compensation to Demand Planning Managers varies from around $62K to approximately $123K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $20K, respectively. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Demand Planning Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 64 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$60,579 - $110,145

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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.
$60,579 - $110,145  
$-0.46 - $15,207  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,866  
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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).
$61,568 - $122,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 338
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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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Demand Planning Managers who transition into an upper level Supply Chain Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Supply Chain Manager makes $83K a year.

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Popular Skills for Demand Planning Manager

Survey takers who work as Demand Planning Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Forecasting, Data Analysis, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.

Demand Planning Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $76K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $89K. For Demand Planning Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $96K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $99K.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Demand Planning Managers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 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.


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: 81% employee benefits None: 5%