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Material Planner Salary

The three top-paying cities for Material Planners in the United States — Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee — are all in the Midwest. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Material Planners spread between $36K and $71K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Material Planners who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,877 - $69,320
(Median)
$39K
$51K
$69K
MEDIAN: $51,456
10%
50%
90%

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$13.89 - $28.89
(Median)
$14
$19
$29
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
$38,877 - $69,320  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,950  
Profit Sharing
$499.17 - $5,042  
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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$36,236 - $70,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 698
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $28.89  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $39.32  
National Annualized 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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$499.17 - $5,042  
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).
)
$36,236 - $70,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Materials Manager. The latter position pays an average of $67K annually.

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Popular Skills for Material Planner


Material Planners generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in SAP Materials Management, Supply Chain, Inventory Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Forecasting. Those familiar with Materials Requirement Planning also tend to know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $49K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $53K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Material Planners with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


Midwestern cities Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee are lucrative areas for Material Planners, where pay is not only higher than the national average but also represents the three highest-paid areas in the country. Trailing the national average by 14 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cincinnati (9 percent lower) and Grand Rapids (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Material Planner Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Material Planner Salaries




Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Purchasing
up arrow 1%

Forecasting
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%