Director, Supply Chain Management Salary (United States)

Salaries for Supply Chain Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($127,698) per year. Overall cash income ranges from $71,160 near the bottom to $147,742) near the top; it includes potential earnings of $31K from bonuses and $21K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Supply Chain Directors. The majority of Supply Chain Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Director, Supply Chain Management Salary (?
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$71,160 - $147,742
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Director, Supply Chain Management Salary (?
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$9.94 - $39.10
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$71,160 - $147,742  
   
Bonus
$2,065 - $30,763  
Profit Sharing
$1,917 - $20,868  
Total Pay (?
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$71,639 - $170,201  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 928
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$9.94 - $39.10  
   
Overtime
$9.54 - $43.50  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,065 - $30,763  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,917 - $20,868  
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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$71,639 - $170,201  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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.

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Popular Skills for Director, Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Directors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Logistics, Supplier Management, Supply Chain, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 13 percent, 7 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management and Purchasing. Strategic Planning and Supply Chain are correlating skills—those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Supply Chain Management

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many but not all Supply Chain Directors, a key factor in salary decisions is experience; more experience generally yields higher pay. Salaries jump from $80K at career start to more than six figures at $113K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $133K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Supply Chain Directors at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $137K. The majority of Supply Chain Directors have only 10 to 20 years of practice in the field. Workers with more than 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with one to 10 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$128,000
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For Supply Chain Directors, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), Charlotte (+16 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Cleveland (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 6 percent below the national average. Employers in Minneapolis and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-5 percent and -4 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Director, Supply Chain Management Salaries

National Average
$128,000

Skills That Affect Director, Supply Chain Management Salaries

Logistics
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Strategic Planning
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Inventory Management
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Project Management
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$128,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%
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