Materials Manager Salary

Materials Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little more than half of Materials Managers. Salaries average out to around $71K per year and spread from $40K to $102K per year. Final cash compensation to Materials Managers varies from around $40K to approximately $102K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $10K, respectively. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and tenure are driving factors as well. Male Materials Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Most Materials Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,892 - $98,308
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$46K
$71K
$98K
MEDIAN: $71,130
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$14.05 - $28.84
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,892 - $98,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,175  
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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$40,270 - $101,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,435
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $28.84  
   
Overtime
$10.50 - $39.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,175  
   
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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$40,270 - $101,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 232
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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. As Materials Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Supply Chain Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $83K per year. Another common career choice for Materials Managers is to move into an Operations Manager role. Typically, Operations Managers get paid $59K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Materials Manager


Amazon.com Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $92K on average.

Popular Skills for Materials Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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, 25 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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 $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


For Materials Managers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Materials Managers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+17 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), and Charlotte (+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. Employers in Phoenix and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (24 percent lower and 8 percent lower, 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 25%


Procurement
up arrow 10%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 10%



Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Purchasing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 302 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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