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Material Controller Salary

Material Controllers in the United States pull down an average of $54K per year. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Material Controllers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,398 - $79,384
(Median)
$33K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,855
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50%
90%

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$12.66 - $27.87
(Median)
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$33,398 - $79,384  
   
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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$28,465 - $72,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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).
)
$28,465 - $72,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Professional skills reported by Material Controllers are few in number. 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 30 percent, 19 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Shipping.

Pay by Experience Level for Material Controller

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Material Controllers make a median salary of $54K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $42K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Material Controller Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Material Controller Salaries

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 30%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 19%

Inventory Control
up arrow 18%

National Average
$47,000

Shipping
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 18%
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