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Demand Planning Manager Salary

Demand Planning Managers in the United States pull down an average of $82K annually. Total cash compensation for Demand Planning Managers runs from $58K to $122K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Demand Planning Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,063 - $109,788
MEDIAN: $81,792

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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.
$58,063 - $109,788  
$491.94 - $15,077  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $19,574  
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).
$58,349 - $122,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 334
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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Supply Chain Manager. Median pay for Supply Chain Managers is $83K.

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Popular Skills for Demand Planning Manager

Demand Planning Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Data Analysis, Forecasting, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Management. 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.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $71K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $89K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $94K. Demand Planning Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $99K on average.

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Experience Affects Demand Planning Manager Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Demand Planning Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 8%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%


National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 4%