Materials Manager Salary

The majority of Materials Managers in the United States — slightly more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $40K to $101K per year, and the median is $71K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Materials Managers can bottom out near $40K or peak near $101K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Materials Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Materials Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,057 - $98,188

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$14.08 - $29.23

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,057 - $98,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,194  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $9,759  
Total Pay (?
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$40,457 - $101,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,443
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Hourly Rate
$14.08 - $29.23  
   
Overtime
$10.50 - $39.76  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,194  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $9,759  
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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$40,457 - $101,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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Job Description for Materials Manager

The materials manager oversees the intake and distribution of all components and materials used by organizations. They are responsible for delegating tasks to subordinates and overseeing the completion of these tasks. The materials manager also maintains inventory levels to meet demand, as well as oversees purchasing and the shipping and receiving process. The materials manager must create and maintain relationships with suppliers. This incudes scheduling regular audits of the approved suppliers and materials. They maintain proper documentation and must have excellent record-keeping skills. The materials manager also oversees employee training and the documenting training performance.

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Materials Manager Tasks

  • Maintain inventory accuracy and turnover to allow production.
  • Ensure that inventory is available and distributed across the organization to meet performance goals.
  • Document and analyze all materials quality, movement, and use.
  • Manage supplier relationships, lead negotiations, and track quality, price, and delivery metrics.
  • Modify processes and procedures for shipping, receiving, transport, and inventory control to reduce waste and increase throughput.

Common Career Paths for Materials Manager


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Materials Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Director of Supply Chain Management, where median compensation is $120K annually. The most common promotion for Materials Managers is Supply Chain Manager, a position that typically pays $83K annually. Another standard transition for Materials Managers seeking advancement is to assume an Operations Manager role, where pay is often $59K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Materials Manager


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Amazon.com Inc offers the most; Materials Managers earn $92K on average there.

Popular Skills for Materials Manager


Survey results imply that Materials Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Forecasting, SAP Materials Management (SAP MM), and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 23 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Control and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Inventory Management are also skilled in Supply Chain.

Pay by Experience Level for Materials Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Materials Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $67K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Materials Managers make a median salary of $77K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $82K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Materials Managers, 42 percent higher than the national average. Materials Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+17 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Minneapolis (+14 percent), and Charlotte (+13 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Materials Managers in Phoenix earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Workers in Grand Rapids and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (22 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

Materials Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Materials Manager?

Materials Manager in Eden Prairie:
"Materials World."
Pros: I like having an impact on the various different facets of the organization and being able to drive for results as well as reach measurable objectives.
Cons: Sometimes it feels like you are the pickle in the middle and are getting a beat down from other departments.

Materials Manager in Santa Ana:
"Roller Coaster."
Pros: Planning projects is very intensive and provides many challenges. You feel accomplished when everything goes to planning and is very rewarding when you get the whole team to work together too.
Cons: Time constraints, other people not fulfilling their duties in time management, lack of communication of vital information, and high stress with deadlines that are upcoming or late.

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Experience Affects Materials Manager Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Materials Manager Salaries

Forecasting
up arrow 29%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 23%

People Management
up arrow 22%


Procurement
up arrow 10%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 10%



Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
0%

National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 296 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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