More than half of Materials Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $40K to $105K per year, and the average comes out to $74K per year. Total cash compensation to Materials Managers approaches anywhere from $40K on the lower end to $105K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $14K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though the particular city and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction for Materials Managers is high. More than half of Materials Managers (66 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,314 - $101,402
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MEDIAN: $73,911
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,314 - $101,402  
   
Bonus
$482.88 - $13,547  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,839  
Total Pay (?
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$40,107 - $105,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $29.53  
   
Overtime
$19.75 - $45.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$482.88 - $13,547  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,839  
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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$40,107 - $105,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 216

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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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As Materials Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Director of Supply Chain Management, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Directors of Supply Chain Management earn $122K on average per year. A Supply Chain Manager role is the most common promotion for Materials Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $82K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Materials Managers is a Purchasing Manager position, where earnings are usually $61K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Materials Manager


Parker Hannifin Corp, Select Medical Corporation, Johnson Controls Inc, Amazon.com Inc, and Raytheon Co. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Materials Managers. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Johnson Controls Inc offers the most; Materials Managers earn $101K on average there.

Popular Skills for Materials Manager


Survey results imply that Materials Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, Forecasting, and SAP Materials Management (SAP MM) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent, 28 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Inventory Management tend to be well versed in Supply Chain.

Pay by Experience Level for Materials Manager

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


Materials Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Materials Managers make a median salary of $78K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $81K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,467

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

For Materials Managers, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Materials Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+26 percent), Cleveland (+21 percent), Minneapolis (+19 percent), and Charlotte (+13 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Denver Materials Managers earning much less — 23 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (23 percent lower) and New York (22 percent lower).

Materials Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Materials Manager

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Materials Manager Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Materials Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 48%

Forecasting
up arrow 28%


Logistics
up arrow 18%

Inventory Control
up arrow 17%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 14%

ERP
up arrow 12%


Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 10%




Purchasing
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$70,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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