Materials Manager Salary

Just over a half of Materials Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $40K to $106K per year, but median earnings come to around $73K per year. Total cash compensation for Materials Managers runs from $40K to $106K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14K and profit sharing that can reach almost $9K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Materials Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men account for the majority of Materials Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,526 - $102,374
$48K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,916
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$14.15 - $31.07
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$0$106K
Salary $47,526 - $102,374
Bonus $483.25 - $13,525
Profit Sharing $-0.48 - $9,145
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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$40,163 - $106,384
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,127
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $14.15 - $31.07
Overtime $21.47 - $47.95
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $483.25 - $13,525
Profit Sharing $-0.48 - $9,145
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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$40,163 - $106,384
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 236

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Director of Supply Chain Management. The average Director of Supply Chain Management brings home $122K per year. The most common career progression for Materials Managers leads to becoming a Supply Chain Manager, where average pay is $82K annually. However, many Materials Managers also opt to become Purchasing Managers. Typically, a Purchasing Manager brings home $61K.

Materials Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Materials Manager


Many Materials Managers can be found at Parker Hannifin Corp, Select Medical Corporation, Johnson Controls Inc, Amazon.com Inc, and Raytheon Co., firms that are at the top of the field. Johnson Controls Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $101K on average.

Popular Skills for Materials Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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. Those educated in Inventory Management tend to be well versed in 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: $69,731

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

Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Materials Managers in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Materials Managers will also find cushy salaries in Rockford (+20 percent), Minneapolis (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Austin (+18 percent). Materials Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Materials Managers in Louisville bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. Denver and New York are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 23 percent lower and 21 percent lower, respectively.

Materials Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Materials Manager?

Materials Manager in Kansas City:
"You are the Quarterback of Production."
Pros: It is hands-on and my responsibilities are various.
Cons: The biggest problem is having an important role and not getting paid accordingly.

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.

Materials Manager in Columbus:
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: Salary is low.

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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 229 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
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 229 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%
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