Production Planning Manager Salary

Production Planning Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to one-half of Production Planning Managers. Pay fluctuates from $41K to $112K per year, but expected earnings average $70K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Production Planning Managers can bottom out near $41K or peak near $112K depending on individual performance. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Production Planning Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Production Planning Managers (65 percent) who took the survey are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$44,130 - $104,280
$44K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,529
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50%
90%

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$14.40 - $30.87
$14
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.70
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,130 - $104,280  
   
Bonus
$625 - $12,110  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$41,206 - $111,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $30.87  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $47.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$625 - $12,110  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$41,206 - $111,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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

  • Lead work planning process and sequencing, including ensuring adequate staffing and resources.
  • Advise management about taking on new business and capacity planning.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Production Planning Manager


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Production Planning Managers who transition into a Director of Supply Chain Management role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $122K per year.

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Popular Skills for Production Planning Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Lean Manufacturing, Forecasting, and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 23 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Purchasing, Operations Management, and Strategic Planning. Most people experienced in Materials Requirement Planning also know Forecasting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Planning Manager

Pay by Experience for a Production Planning Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Planning Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Planning Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Production Planning Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 120 salaries. A Production Planning Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,613

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Production Planning Managers, 19 percent higher than the national average. Production Planning Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+6 percent). Production Planning Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Production Planning Managers in Dallas bring in salaries that are 39 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and New York (11 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Production Planning Manager

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Production Planning Manager Salaries

▲29%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$70,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Production Planning Manager Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
▲24%

Forecasting
▲23%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
▲22%

ERP
▲16%

People Management
▲14%

SAP Production Planning (SAP PP)
▲13%

Inventory Management
▲12%


Production Management
▼0%

National Average
$70,000


▼3%

Strategic Planning
▼5%

Operations Management
▼11%

Purchasing
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 16%