Materials Manager Salary

Materials Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $73K annually, but may range from $40K to $106K per year. Cash earnings for Materials Managers — including $14K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $106K depending on individual performance. While geography and experience level impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Materials Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (66 percent) are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,603 - $101,648
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$73K
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MEDIAN: $73,242
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$13.79 - $30.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,603 - $101,648  
   
Bonus
$415.18 - $13,968  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,017  
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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$40,092 - $106,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $30.61  
   
Overtime
$20.58 - $46.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$415.18 - $13,968  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,017  
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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$40,092 - $106,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 230

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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

  • 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.
  • Document and analyze all materials quality, movement, and use.
  • Maintain inventory accuracy and turnover to allow production.
  • Ensure that inventory is available and distributed across the organization to meet performance goals.

Common Career Paths for Materials Manager


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Materials Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Director of Supply Chain Management. The latter position pays an average of $122K annually. With an annual salary of $82K, Supply Chain Manager is the most common role for Materials Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Purchasing Manager role — which usually pays $61K — is also typical for Materials Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Materials Manager


Parker Hannifin Corp, Select Medical Corporation, Johnson Controls Inc, Amazon.com Inc, and Raytheon Co. are among the top companies that take on many Materials Managers. Johnson Controls Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $101K.

Popular Skills for Materials Manager


Materials Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, SAP Materials Management (SAP MM), and Forecasting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 49 percent, 24 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Purchasing. The majority of those who know Inventory Management also know Supply Chain.

Pay by Experience Level for Materials Manager

Pay by Experience for a Materials Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Materials Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 423 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Materials Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 401 salaries. An experienced Materials Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 533 salaries. A Materials Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 304 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,752

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Materials Managers, 29 percent above the national average. Materials Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Rockford (+20 percent), Minneapolis (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Austin (+18 percent). Materials Managers in Louisville make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and New York (23 percent lower and 21 percent lower, respectively).

Materials Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Materials Manager

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Materials Manager Salaries

▲16%

▲12%

National Average
$70,000

▼1%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Materials Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲49%


Forecasting
▲22%

Logistics
▲20%

Inventory Control
▲18%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
▲15%

ERP
▲13%


Lean Manufacturing
▲11%

▲9%


▲3%

Inventory Management
▲1%

National Average
$70,000


▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 10%
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