Median pay for Material Planners in the United States is around $55K annually, but employers in San Diego offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $79K. Material Planners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+11 percent), Memphis (+11 percent), Fremont (+9 percent), and Phoenix (+8 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,276 - $72,330
$40K
$55K
$72K
MEDIAN: $54,918
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50%
90%

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$14.79 - $27.97
$15
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $20.09
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,276 - $72,330  
   
Bonus
$811 - $7,035  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,481  
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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$38,079 - $72,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 645
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $27.97  
   
Overtime
$22.44 - $40.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$811 - $7,035  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,481  
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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$38,079 - $72,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 166

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Job Description for Material Planner

A material planner is an essential member of staff in any medium or large manufacturing operation. The material planner ensures a steady flow of all materials needed to keep a manufacturing line operating. This is generally a balancing act; manufacturers do not generally have space to store large quantities of raw materials, so the material planner must ensure adequate supplies without overbuying or wasting resources.

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Material Planner Tasks

  • Schedule delivery and production usage of materials for optimal production.
  • Visit and evaluate suppliers for quality, timeliness, procedures, and fit to goals.
  • Monitor and track materials flow to identify bottlenecks and characterize usage.
  • Identify, resolve, and forecast problems and potential solutions to inventory and quality.

Common Career Paths for Material Planner


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At the upper end, Material Planners who move into a Supply Chain Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Supply Chain Managers is a much higher $82K per year. Material Planners most often move into positions as Supply Chain Planners or Master Schedulers; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Material Planner


Employees at Honeywell Aerospace take home the smallest paychecks, and $59K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $51K and quickly nearing the top at only $76K.

Popular Skills for Material Planner


Survey results imply that Material Planners deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, SAP Materials Management, Supply Chain, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 20 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Forecasting and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Inventory Management indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Material Planner

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $58K. On average, Material Planners make $57K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $60K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,436

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Material Planner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Material Planner?

Material Planner in Monroe:
"Enjoyable with a touch of stress."
Pros: I like working with my clients and feel good when they don't want to lose me as their planner. I know I'm doing my job well then.
Cons: The stress and the way the company is rsn.

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Key Stats for Material Planner

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Material Planner Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Material Planner Salaries

Order Inventory
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Inventory Control
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
0%

Inventory Management
0%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
0%

National Average
$53,000




Forecasting
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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