On average, Directors of Supply Chain Management in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($118K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $30K and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of Supply Chain Management can bottom out near $78K or peak near $176K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Directors of Supply Chain Management claim 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. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$77,318 - $153,422
(Median)
$77K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $118,415
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$12.00 - $58.96
(Median)
$12
$27
$59
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$77,318 - $153,422  
   
Bonus
$4,939 - $30,444  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,765  
Commission
$30,000  
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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$77,595 - $175,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 762
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $58.96  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
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
$4,939 - $30,444  
   
Commission
$30,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,765  
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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$77,595 - $175,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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 not commonly seen, Directors of Supply Chain Management who transition into a Senior Director, Supply Chain position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Director, Supply Chains is $182K per year. A VP of Supply Chain Management role is the most common promotion for Directors of Supply Chain Management moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $164K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Directors of Supply Chain Management is a VP of Operations position, where earnings are usually $123K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Supply Chain Management


Survey takers working as Directors of Supply Chain Management report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Supplier Management, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Those listing Logistics as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. SAP Materials Management and People Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Inventory Management also know Operations Management and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP). Most people who know 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Directors of Supply Chain Management. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $87K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $109K. Directors of Supply Chain Management bring in $131K after working for 10 to 20 years. Directors of Supply Chain Management with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $139K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $125,520

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For Directors of Supply Chain Management, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Directors of Supply Chain Management can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+22 percent), Austin (+22 percent), San Diego (+22 percent), and Houston (+21 percent). Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average.

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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
$126,000



Skills That Affect Director, Supply Chain Management Salaries





Project Management
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Supply Chain
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National Average
$126,000

Purchasing
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Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Forecasting
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 10%

Data Analysis
up arrow 10%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 20%

Logistics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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