Material Controller Salary

Median pay for Material Controllers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $55K annually. Most Material Controllers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A strong majority receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision plans. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 62 percent of Material Controllers are male. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,980 - $81,217
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,686
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90%

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$11.74 - $28.47
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,980 - $81,217  
   
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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$28,357 - $75,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $28.47  
   
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).
)
$28,357 - $75,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $57K. Material Controllers bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $42K.

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Experience Affects Material Controller Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

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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