Production Planning Manager Salary

Median pay for Production Planning Managers in the United States is around $67K per year. In the world of Production Planning Managers, overall income ranges from $39K near the bottom to $102K at the top; this can include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. There are more male Production Planning Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. For the most part, Production Planning Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$43,726 - $97,102
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$44K
$67K
$97K
MEDIAN: $66,833
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$11.99 - $26.07
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$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,726 - $97,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,174  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,497  
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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$38,628 - $101,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 449
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Hourly Rate
$11.99 - $26.07  
   
Overtime
$18.62 - $40.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,174  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,497  
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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$38,628 - $101,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Job Description for Production Planning Manager

Production planning managers are in charge of developing effective strategies to increase production efficiency and output. They are responsible for creating a better workflow that uses company resources more effectively. In addition, one of the production planning manger's main duties is to create new initiatives that boost product quality, reduce waste, and increase profit. Planning managers oversee all aspects all the production process and recommend changes as needed. They observe competitors' techniques to improve their company offerings. They also must maintain an accurate inventory of items produced, as well as ensure all company and industry standards and regulations are followed. Additionally, production planning managers share information about future production changes with other managers and follow strict safety rules.

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Production Planning Manager Tasks

  • Analyze and optimize flow of goods throughout the organization, particularly backlog and shipping/receiving.
  • Collaborate across departments and analyze metrics to assess progress towards goals.
  • Lead work planning process and sequencing, including ensuring adequate staffing and resources.
  • Advise management about taking on new business and capacity planning.

Common Career Paths for Production Planning Manager


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Production Planning Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Supply Chain Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $83K per year.

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Survey results suggest that Production Planning Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Forecasting, Lean Manufacturing, and SAP Production Planning (SAP PP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 28 percent, and 26 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Purchasing. Materials Requirement Planning and Scheduling are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Planning Manager

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


Production Planning Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $53K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $82K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Production Planning Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Production Planning Manager Salaries

Forecasting
up arrow 31%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 28%

SAP Production Planning (SAP PP)
up arrow 26%

People Management
up arrow 18%

Production Management
up arrow 3%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$67,000

Purchasing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%
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