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Materials Manager Salary

Median pay for Materials Managers in the United States is around $70K per year, but employers in San Jose offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $106K. Materials Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+18 percent), Portland (+12 percent), Charlotte (+12 percent), and Milwaukee (+7 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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National Salary Data

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$0.00 - $12,045  
Profit Sharing
$688 - $9,799  
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$39,862 - $101,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,314
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$14.06 - $29.36  
   
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$5.00 - $40.78  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$688 - $9,799  
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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$39,862 - $101,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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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' 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 bring home $121K per year. With an annual salary of $83K, Supply Chain Manager is the most common role for Materials Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Operations Manager role — which usually pays $58K — is also typical for Materials Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Materials Manager


Survey results suggest that Materials Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with SAP Materials Management, Procurement, and Supply Chain are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 15 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Control, Purchasing, and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Inventory Management indicates knowledge of Supply Chain.

Pay by Experience Level for Materials Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Materials Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $66K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $77K in this role. Materials Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $82K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Materials Manager Salaries



National Average
$69,000



Skills That Affect Materials Manager Salaries

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 32%

Procurement
up arrow 15%




Inventory Management
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National Average
$69,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Purchasing
up arrow 8%

Inventory Control
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 327 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

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