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Production Planning Manager Salary

Production Planning Managers in the United States take home an average $66K annually. Total cash compensation for Production Planning Managers runs from $38K to $101K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14K and profit sharing that can reach almost $11K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Production Planning Managers are male. For the most part, Production Planning Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$43,505 - $96,614
(Median)
$44K
$66K
$97K
MEDIAN: $66,245
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90%

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$11.92 - $25.47
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,505 - $96,614  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,124  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,872  
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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$38,419 - $101,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 428
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $25.47  
   
Overtime
$18.43 - $57.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,124  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,872  
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).
)
$38,419 - $101,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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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Advancing into a Supply Chain Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Production Planning Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $83K per year.

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Production Planning Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. 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 32 percent, 28 percent, and 27 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Production Planning Managers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $69K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $81K.

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Experience Affects Production Planning Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Production Planning Manager Salaries

Forecasting
up arrow 32%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 28%

SAP Production Planning (SAP PP)
up arrow 27%

People Management
up arrow 19%

Production Management
up arrow 4%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$67,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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