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Director, Supply Chain Management Salary (United States)

Directors of Supply Chain Management in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $126K) surpassing six figures annually. Overall cash earnings for Directors of Supply Chain Management stretch from $71K on the lower end to $169K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $31K from bonuses and $21K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Supply Chain Management. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Directors of Supply Chain Management who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$70,959 - $147,953
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MEDIAN: $116,593
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Director, Supply Chain Management Salary (?
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$9.99 - $39.72
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$70,959 - $147,953  
   
Bonus
$2,394 - $30,555  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $20,767  
Total Pay (?
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$71,403 - $169,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 943
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$9.99 - $39.72  
   
Overtime
$9.54 - $43.50  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,394 - $30,555  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $20,767  
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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$71,403 - $169,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for Directors of Supply Chain Management. Many move into a VP of Supply Chain Management role where pay averages at $158K per year.

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Popular Skills for Director, Supply Chain Management

Directors of Supply Chain Management seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, Supplier Management, Logistics, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management and Purchasing. Most people familiar with Inventory Management also know Operations Management and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP). Those who learned Supply Chain also tend to 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 individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $80K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $112K. Directors of Supply Chain Management claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $132K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $136K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$126,000
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Directors of Supply Chain Management will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Directors of Supply Chain Management will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+19 percent), San Jose (+16 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). Directors of Supply Chain Management' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Directors of Supply Chain Management in Grand Rapids bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Dallas and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Director, Supply Chain Management Salaries

National Average
$126,000

Skills That Affect Director, Supply Chain Management Salaries

Logistics
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Contract Negotiation
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Inventory Management
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Operations Management
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Project Management
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National Average
$126,000
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%