Material Planner Salary (United States)

Material Planners in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49,974 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $35,815 to $69,791 per year. Overall cash income ranges from $38,669 near the bottom to $68,798) near the top; it includes potential earnings of $5,073 from bonuses and $5,054 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a majority earn vision coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered in the field, with male Material Planners making up 50 percent of workers. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Material Planners who claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies 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  
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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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For Material Planners, career advancement usually has a positive, though somewhat slight, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Supply Chain Planner will earn $7,033 more than someone not as far along in their career.

Material Planner Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Material Planner

Material Planners seem to require a number of specific skills. 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 familiar with 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. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $53K. After 20 years of work in the field, Material Planners typically earn $63K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent 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. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$50,000
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For Material Planners, Indianapolis provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Minneapolis, San Diego, Phoenix, and Houston, top-paying markets where Material Planners rake in more than the national norm (+11 percent, +10 percent, +6 percent, and +6 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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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