Production Planning Manager Salary

Production Planning Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little more than half of Production Planning Managers. Salaries average out to around $71K per year and spread from $46K to $113K per year. Cash earnings for Production Planning Managers — including $12K in bonuses and $49K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $46K to $113K depending on individual performance. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Production Planning Managers (66 percent) who took the survey are men. Work is enjoyable for Production Planning Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$46,867 - $106,990
$47K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,129
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$14.56 - $31.79
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$32
MEDIAN: $21.87
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$0$113K
Salary $46,867 - $106,990
Bonus $985 - $12,224
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $49,316
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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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$45,755 - $113,368
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 253
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $14.56 - $31.79
Overtime $29.71
Annual Data $0$113K
Bonus $985 - $12,224
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $49,316
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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$45,755 - $113,368
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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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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For Production Planning Managers, progressing to a Director of Supply Chain Management role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Director of Supply Chain Management can earn $122K annually.

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Popular Skills for Production Planning Manager


Production Planning Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Forecasting, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, and ERP are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 20 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Purchasing, Operations Management, and Strategic Planning. Most people skilled in Materials Requirement Planning are similarly competent in 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: $71,883

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

Surpassing the national average by 15 percent, Production Planning Managers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Production Planning Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+2 percent). Compared to the national average, Dallas Production Planning Managers have considerably lower salaries, 41 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Atlanta and New York are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Production Planning Manager

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Production Planning Manager Salaries

▲25%

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$72,000

▼23%

Skills That Affect Production Planning Manager Salaries

Forecasting
▲20%

Lean Manufacturing
▲20%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
▲18%

ERP
▲13%

People Management
▲11%

SAP Production Planning (SAP PP)
▲9%

Inventory Management
▲8%

National Average
$72,000


Production Management
▼3%


▼6%

Strategic Planning
▼8%

Operations Management
▼14%

Purchasing
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%
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