Material Planner Salary (United States)

For Material Planners, annual wages usually total $49,974 per year. Pay ranges from $35,815 on the low end to $69,791 per year on the higher side. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Material Planners (50 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Material Planner Salary (?
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$38,669 - $68,798
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MEDIAN: $50,517
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Material Planner Salary (?
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$13.86 - $26.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,669 - $68,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,073  
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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$35,815 - $69,791  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 551
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.86 - $26.83  
   
Overtime
$17.63 - $40.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,073  
   
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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$35,815 - $69,791  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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' salaries may rise in accordance with career advancement. Typically, those who assume a higher-end position such as a Supply Chain Planner may get paid an extra $7,033 per year.

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Popular Skills for Material Planner

Survey results imply that Material Planners put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in SAP Materials Management (SAP MM), Supply Chain, Inventory Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 4 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Purchasing. Most people who know Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) also know SAP Materials Management (SAP MM) and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Material Planner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Material Planners, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $48K to $51K. Compensation is $53K after 10 to 20 years. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase (though at a slower pace) for Material Planners and pay is expected at $63K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$50,000
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Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Material Planners in Indianapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Other big spenders include Minneapolis, San Diego, Phoenix, and Houston, top-paying cities where Material Planners see paychecks higher than average (+11 percent, +10 percent, +6 percent, and +6 percent). San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Material Planner Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Material Planner Salaries

Inventory Management
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Supply Chain
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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
Forecasting
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Purchasing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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