Material Controller Salary

Material Controllers in the United States can expect wages of $54K per year on average. Work is enjoyable for Material Controllers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Material Controllers (63 percent) who took the survey are men. In this profession, a fair number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the larger part have vision insurance, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,221 - $80,926
(Median)
$34K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,898
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$11.85 - $29.22
(Median)
$12
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,221 - $80,926  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,959  
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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$28,523 - $75,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $29.22  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $40.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,959  
   
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).
)
$28,523 - $75,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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 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 27 percent, 16 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Shipping, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Material Controller

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $45K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $58K. For Material Controllers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Material Controllers report making only $42K on average.

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Experience Affects Material Controller Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Material Controller Salaries

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 27%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 16%

Inventory Control
up arrow 15%

National Average
$48,000

Shipping
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 17%
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