Material Planner Salary

The median salary for Material Planners in the United States is approximately $56K annually, but employers pay the most in San Diego, offering around $83K on average. Material Planners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+10 percent), Memphis (+8 percent), Phoenix (+8 percent), and Cincinnati (+8 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,153 - $74,489
$41K
$56K
$74K
MEDIAN: $55,757
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50%
90%

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$14.99 - $27.45
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.82
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50%
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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$41,153 - $74,489  
   
Bonus
$990 - $7,751  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $9,696  
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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$38,284 - $74,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 659
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.99 - $27.45  
   
Overtime
$22.42 - $40.52  
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
$990 - $7,751  
   
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $9,696  
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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$38,284 - $74,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 182

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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 not the most common occurrence, Material Planners sometimes become Supply Chain Managers, where the average income is $82K per year. More often than not, a Manufacturing Production Planner role is the next step for Material Planners moving up in the field. Pay for Manufacturing Production Planners is usually $50K. Many Material Planners choose to take on a Supply Chain Planner role instead, where salaries are typically $59K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Material Planner


For Material Planners, comfortable salaries can be found at General Electric Co (GE); in fact, median earnings sit around $63K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Material Planner


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, SAP Materials Management, Strategic Planning, and Supply Chain are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Forecasting, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Inventory Management are also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Material Planner

Pay by Experience for a Material Planner has a positive trend. An entry-level Material Planner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 456 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Material Planner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Material Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 187 salaries. A Material Planner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 71 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,996

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 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Material Planner Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$54,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Material Planner Salaries

Order Inventory
▲18%


▲3%

Strategic Planning
▲3%


Inventory Control
▼0%

National Average
$54,000



▼2%



SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
▼8%

Forecasting
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 10%
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