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Material Controller Salary

Earnings for Material Controllers in the United States come in at around $52K per year on average. For the most part, Material Controllers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Male Material Controllers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,633 - $80,113
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,138
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$11.66 - $27.51
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,633 - $80,113  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,800  
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 - $74,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $27.51  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $35.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,800  
   
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 - $74,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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 and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent and 21 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 $55K. For Material Controllers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. For some reason, Material Controllers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $39K.

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Experience Affects Material Controller Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Material Controller Salaries

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 34%

Inventory Control
up arrow 21%

National Average
$45,000

Shipping
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 18%