Materials Manager Salary

Materials Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $72K per year, but may range from $41K to $103K per year. In the world of Materials Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $41K and $103K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and tenure. Male Materials Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,286 - $99,589
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$46K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,952
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$13.91 - $28.79
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$14
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,286 - $99,589  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,997  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $9,696  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$40,504 - $103,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,610
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $28.79  
   
Overtime
$11.13 - $39.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,997  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $9,696  
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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$40,504 - $103,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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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 go on to become Directors of Supply Chain Management may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Directors of Supply Chain Management is $122K annually. 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 report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Forecasting, SAP Materials Management (SAP MM), and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 25 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


For many Materials Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $54K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $68K. Materials Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $77K. Materials Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $82K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,281

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With a pay rate for Materials Managers that is 46 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Materials Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+15 percent), Charlotte (+14 percent), and Portland (+13 percent). Materials Managers in Grand Rapids report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 23 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Indianapolis (13 percent lower and 11 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 28%


People Management
up arrow 21%

ERP
up arrow 13%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 10%




Procurement
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 300 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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