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Materials Manager Salary (United States)

Materials Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Salary is expected to be around $70K annually, but may range from $40K to $100K per year. Total incomes of Materials Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $40K and $100K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,796 - $96,389
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MEDIAN: $69,759
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Materials Manager Salary (?
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$14.02 - $27.98
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$44,796 - $96,389  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,990  
Profit Sharing
$688 - $9,663  
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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$39,775 - $100,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,334
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$14.02 - $27.98  
   
Overtime
$4.79 - $40.36  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$688 - $9,663  
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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$39,775 - $100,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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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 transition into an upper level Director of Supply Chain Management role may receive a large increase in pay as the position often pays $121K per year. Becoming a Supply Chain Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Materials Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $83K. Another frequent advance is for Materials Managers to assume an Operations Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $58K.

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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 , Supply Chain, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 13 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Control, Purchasing, and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Inventory Management are also skilled 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported 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 $66K. On average, Materials Managers make $77K following one to two decades on the job. 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. Materials Managers with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$68,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Materials Managers, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 46 percent above the national average. Materials Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+12 percent), Charlotte (+11 percent), Milwaukee (+11 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). Materials Managers in Grand Rapids take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Austin (22 percent lower and 7 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

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$68,000

Skills That Affect Materials Manager Salaries

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
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$68,000
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Purchasing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 351 votes.

Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

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: 63% employee benefits None: 9%