Average Material Controllers in the United States make around $17.34 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up the majority of Material Controllers (62 percent) survey respondents. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a fair number receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,215 - $76,829
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,664
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$12.72 - $27.63
(Median)
$13
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,215 - $76,829  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$29,729 - $69,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $27.63  
   
Overtime
$7.28 - $40.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$29,729 - $69,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Material Controller

Material controllers ensure the correct materials and services are available for the company's day-to-day operations. Daily duties include ensuring that necessary equipment and materials are received, stored, and maintained properly. From there, they are distributed as needed to various departments within the company for short-term and long-term usage. During this process, regular communication with all involved parties (including clients and vendors) is necessary to maintain relationships and cooperation. All activities performed by material controllers should be recorded using computerized systems and specialized software. They must also ensure company regulations and policies are followed at all times.

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Material Controller Tasks

  • Ensure compliance with regulations and company policies.
  • Monitor and maintain stock levels, and identify reliable supply sources.
  • Review requisitions for completeness, accuracy, and assess for priority.
  • Inspect materials, maintain documentation, verify approval of hazardous materials, and report violations or damages.

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Pay by Experience Level for Material Controller

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $42K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Material Controllers make a median salary of $43K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Material Controller Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$44,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Material Controller Salaries

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 27%

Inventory Control
up arrow 26%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 19%

National Average
$44,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 7%

Shipping
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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