Material Planner Salary (United States)

A Material Planner earns an average salary of $50,601 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Material Planner Total Pay (?
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$38,681 - $68,783
(Median)
39K
51K
60K
69K
MEDIAN: $50,601
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Material Planner Total Pay (?
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$13.70 - $27.08
(Median)
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27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,681 - $68,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,104  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $5,054  
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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$35,860 - $69,535  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 677
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $27.08  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $40.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,104  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $5,054  
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).
)
$35,860 - $69,535  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 677
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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.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Minneapolis
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Houston
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Phoenix
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$50,000
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Experience Affects Material Planner Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Material Planner Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Office
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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National Average
$50,000
Purchasing
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Forecasting
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%
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