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Director, Supply Chain Management Salary

Directors of Supply Chain Management in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $118K) surpassing six figures annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $30K and $21K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of Supply Chain Management can bottom out near $73K or peak near $170K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Supply Chain Management. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Directors of Supply Chain Management survey respondents are men (77 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$72,961 - $149,030
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$73K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $117,723
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$10.08 - $40.27
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$72,961 - $149,030  
   
Bonus
$2,449 - $30,326  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,695  
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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$72,753 - $169,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 976
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$9.54 - $43.50  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,449 - $30,326  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,695  
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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$72,753 - $169,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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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While Directors of Supply Chain Management do not often become VPs of Supply Chain Management, the job pays $159K 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. Most notably, skills in Supplier Management, Contract Negotiation, Supply Chain, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management, Logistics, and Purchasing. Those proficient in Inventory Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Operations Management and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP). Most people experienced in Supply Chain 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $82K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $111K. For Directors of Supply Chain Management, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $132K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $139K.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Directors of Supply Chain Management, 23 percent higher than the national average. Directors of Supply Chain Management will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+20 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Charlotte (+12 percent), and Cleveland (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Grand Rapids, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Workers in Dallas and Atlanta earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 6 percent.

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Experience Affects Director, Supply Chain Management Salaries



National Average
$128,000



Skills That Affect Director, Supply Chain Management Salaries





Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$128,000

Purchasing
up arrow 3%

Logistics
up arrow 10%

People Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%
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