Material Planner Salary

For Material Planners, yearly average wages total $52K annually. The range in cash compensation to Material Planners ($36K to $71K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men make up a slight majority of Material Planners (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,050 - $69,799
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,625
10%
50%
90%

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$14.17 - $28.29
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,050 - $69,799  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,212  
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $5,049  
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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$36,234 - $70,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 773
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $28.29  
   
Overtime
$17.97 - $39.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,212  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $5,049  
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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$36,234 - $70,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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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Though some Material Planners move into positions like Materials Manager (where the average salary is $67K), this progression is not the norm. Typical career progression for a Material Planner involves becoming a Supply Chain Planner or a Master Scheduler, roles that pay $7K more and $14K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Material Planner


Survey results show that Material Planners use a fair number of skills. 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 6 percent and 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Forecasting. For most people, competency in Materials Requirement Planning indicates knowledge of 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.


Material Planners with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $49K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $53K. Material Planners who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $63K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Material Planners in Indianapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Material Planners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+9 percent), San Diego (+8 percent), Milwaukee (+7 percent), and Phoenix (+6 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Grand Rapids and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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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 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Purchasing
up arrow 2%

Forecasting
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%
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