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Demand Planning Manager Salary

The average Demand Planning Manager in the United States earns approximately $83K per year. Final cash compensation to Demand Planning Managers varies from around $61K to approximately $124K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $20K, respectively. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Demand Planning Managers (63 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Demand Planning Managers. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$60,116 - $110,633
MEDIAN: $82,531

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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.
$60,116 - $110,633  
$486.45 - $15,110  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $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).
$61,023 - $123,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 335

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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 go on to become Supply Chain Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Supply Chain Manager, an upper-level role, pays $83K.

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Popular Skills for Demand Planning Manager

Demand Planning Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Data Analysis, Forecasting, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $73K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $89K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $95K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $100K on average.

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 Chicago (+13 percent) and New York (+10 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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National Average

Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 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: 80% employee benefits None: 5%