Director, Supply Chain Management Salary

Salaries for Directors of Supply Chain Management in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($120K) per year. Total cash earnings of Directors of Supply Chain Management range from $77K on the low end to $175K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $31K and $20K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Directors of Supply Chain Management report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Directors of Supply Chain Management are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$77,033 - $151,903
(Median)
$77K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $119,757
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$10.20 - $41.98
(Median)
$10
$18
$42
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$77,033 - $151,903  
   
Bonus
$3,551 - $30,722  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,017  
Commission
$27,500  
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).
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$76,603 - $175,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $41.98  
   
Overtime
$22.43  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$3,551 - $30,722  
   
Commission
$27,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,017  
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).
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$76,603 - $175,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Director, Supply Chain Management

A director of supply chain management manages and organizes all activities related to the products and goods that a business maintains and supplies to its customers. The supply chain manager's role begins with identifying resources and materials and ends with the purchase of goods by customers; it includes steps such as acquisition of the product, production, and distribution.

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Director, Supply Chain Management Tasks

  • Manage relations with vendors, communicating requirements such as quantity, delivery times, and quality.
  • Oversee analysis of supply chain effectiveness, vendor risk, and vendor performance.
  • Work to develop efficient, cost-effective supply chain strategies and manage company inventory.
  • Adapt supply chain to deal with changes in the market and suppliers.

Common Career Paths for Director, Supply Chain Management


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Directors of Supply Chain Management often transition into VP of Supply Chain Management positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, VPs of Supply Chain Management earn $163K per year. A lot of Directors of Supply Chain Management advance their careers by becoming VPs of Operations and Logistics Directors. However, those positions offer $7K less and $26K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Director, Supply Chain Management


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Lucky workers who know Performance Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Supplier Management and Contract Negotiation are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 6 percent and 23 percent. Those listing Data Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Forecasting and SAP Materials Management also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Inventory Management tend to be well versed in Operations Management and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP). People who know Supply Chain usually also know Strategic Planning and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Supply Chain Management

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Directors of Supply Chain Management. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $86K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $116K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Supply Chain Management make a median salary of $134K. 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 $140K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $130,006

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Supply Chain Management, 19 percent above the national average. Directors of Supply Chain Management can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+16 percent), New York (+13 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Grand Rapids is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Phoenix and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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What is it like working as a Director, Supply Chain Management?

Director, Supply Chain Management in Aspermont:
"Busy!"
Pros: Interaction with various vendors and businesses to bring quality product into the hospital at the best cost savings.
Cons: It can be quite tedious and there are unlimited interruptions making focusing very difficult.

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Experience Affects Director, Supply Chain Management Salaries



National Average
$130,000



Skills That Affect Director, Supply Chain Management Salaries

Performance Management
up arrow 23%



Supply Chain
up arrow 4%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$130,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 14%

Logistics
up arrow 15%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 23%

Forecasting
up arrow 26%

Data Analysis
up arrow 43%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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