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Material Controller Salary

An average Material Controller in the United States can expect to take home roughly $55K annually. More than half of Material Controllers (62 percent) survey respondents are men. A strong majority get medical and dental insurance, and the larger part get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction for Material Controllers is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$33,748 - $80,152
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,686
10%
50%
90%

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$12.71 - $27.79
(Median)
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
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90%

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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,748 - $80,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,710  
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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$28,716 - $74,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.71 - $27.79  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $40.27  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,710  
   
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).
)
$28,716 - $74,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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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Survey takers who work as Material Controllers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Materials Requirement Planning, SAP Materials Management (SAP MM), and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 18 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Those listing Shipping as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Material Controller

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $57K. Material Controllers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. For some reason, Material Controllers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $42K.

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Experience Affects Material Controller Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Material Controller Salaries

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 29%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 18%

Inventory Control
up arrow 17%

National Average
$47,000

Shipping
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 18%
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