Materials Manager Salary

Materials Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $40K to $102K per year, median earnings come to $71K annually. Cash earnings for Materials Managers — including $12K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $102K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. There are more male Materials Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,874 - $98,355
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$46K
$71K
$98K
MEDIAN: $71,074
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$14.14 - $28.98
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,874 - $98,355  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,151  
Profit Sharing
$698 - $9,773  
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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$40,427 - $101,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,425
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.14 - $28.98  
   
Overtime
$10.28 - $39.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,151  
   
Profit Sharing
$698 - $9,773  
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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$40,427 - $101,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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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 who transition into a Director of Supply Chain Management role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $120K per year. The most common career progression for Materials Managers leads to becoming a Supply Chain Manager, where average pay is $83K annually. However, many Materials Managers also opt to become Operations Managers. Typically, an Operations Manager brings home $59K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Materials Manager


Those at Amazon.com Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $92K.

Popular Skills for Materials Manager


Materials Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Forecasting, SAP Materials Management (SAP MM), and Procurement are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 14 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Control and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Inventory Management also tend to know Supply Chain.

Pay by Experience Level for Materials Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $67K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $77K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $82K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Materials Managers, 51 percent higher than the national average. Materials Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+17 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Charlotte (+14 percent), and Minneapolis (+12 percent). Compared to the national average, Grand Rapids Materials Managers have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (9 percent lower) and Austin (4 percent lower).

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 14%

Procurement
up arrow 10%



Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 8%


Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Purchasing
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 305 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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