Demand Planning Manager Salary

Demand Planning Managers in the United States pull down an average of $85K annually. Total cash earnings of Demand Planning Managers range from $62K on the low end to $125K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision plans. Male Demand Planning Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. For the most part, Demand Planning Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$61,453 - $112,572
MEDIAN: $84,541

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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.
$61,453 - $112,572  
$9.79 - $15,434  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,834  
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).
$62,340 - $124,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 348
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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.

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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

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Demand Planning Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Forecasting, Data Analysis, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $76K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $91K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $98K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by Location

With a pay rate for Demand Planning Managers that is 34 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Demand Planning Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+11 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). In Houston, salaries are 1 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Data Analysis


National Average

Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.


38 %
62 %

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: 82% employee benefits None: 5%