Material Planner Salary

Material Planners in the United States take home an average $52K per year. Overall cash earnings of Material Planners stretch from $36K near the bottom to $71K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the greater part have vision insurance, as well. Male Material Planners are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,035 - $70,177
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$70K
MEDIAN: $52,374
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$13.39 - $27.89
(Median)
$13
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,035 - $70,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,913  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $5,770  
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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$36,193 - $71,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 891
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $27.89  
   
Overtime
$18.49 - $39.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$501 - $5,770  
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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$36,193 - $71,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Material Planner


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Material Planners who advance into the role of a Supply Chain Manager are fairly uncommon. Supply Chain Managers on average earn $83K per year. A Manufacturing Production Planner role is the most common promotion for Material Planners moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $49K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Material Planners is a Supply Chain Planner position, where earnings are usually $58K.

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Popular Skills for Material Planner


Survey results imply that Material Planners deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, SAP Materials Management, Supply Chain, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Control and Forecasting. Those proficient in Materials Requirement Planning are, more often than not, also skilled in Inventory Management and SAP Materials Management (SAP MM).

Pay by Experience Level for Material Planner

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Material Planners — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $49K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $53K. For Material Planners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. Material Planners who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,314

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

Indianapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Material Planners, 21 percent higher than the national average. Material Planners will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+18 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), Fremont (+12 percent), and Minneapolis (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Workers in Charlotte and Grand Rapids earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (1 percent less).

Material Planner Reviews

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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Experience Affects Material Planner Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Material Planner Salaries

Order Inventory
up arrow 17%



Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
up arrow 2%

Forecasting
up arrow 5%

Inventory Control
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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