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Material Controller Salary

Material Controllers in the United States can expect wages of $55K annually on average. A strong majority claim medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Material Controllers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,221 - $79,700
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,686
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50%
90%

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$12.66 - $27.87
(Median)
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
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
$34,221 - $79,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,731  
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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$28,950 - $73,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.66 - $27.87  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $36.70  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,731  
   
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).
)
$28,950 - $73,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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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Material Controllers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Materials Requirement Planning and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent and 19 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Material Controller

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $44K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Material Controllers make a median salary of $54K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $41K.

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Experience Affects Material Controller Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Material Controller Salaries

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 31%

Inventory Control
up arrow 19%

National Average
$46,000

Shipping
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 19%