Demand Planning Manager Salary

Median pay for Demand Planning Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $86K annually. In the world of Demand Planning Managers, overall income ranges from $63K near the bottom to $128K at the top; this can include more than $16K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men account for the majority of Demand Planning Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. The majority of Demand Planning Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$61,995 - $114,629
MEDIAN: $85,780

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National Salary Data (?
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$61,995 - $114,629  
$481.77 - $15,996  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $9,655  
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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).
$62,597 - $127,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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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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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 Demand Planning Manager

Survey results show that 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. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Demand Planning Manager

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

Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $77K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $92K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Demand Planning Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $99K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $98K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,454

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Demand Planning Managers, 40 percent above the national average. Demand Planning Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+22 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), New York (+11 percent), and San Francisco (+9 percent). In Houston, salaries are 2 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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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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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 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: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 5%