Production Planning Manager Salary

Production Planning Managers in the United States pull down an average of $67K annually. With some bonuses approaching $13K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Production Planning Managers spread between $38K and $101K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Production Planning Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. For the most part, Production Planning Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$43,575 - $96,779
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$97K
MEDIAN: $66,662
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50%
90%

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$12.02 - $25.98
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,575 - $96,779  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,027  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,419  
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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$38,404 - $101,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 451
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.02 - $25.98  
   
Overtime
$18.62 - $40.39  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,419  
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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$38,404 - $101,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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 show that Production Planning Managers use a fair number of 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 31 percent, 28 percent, and 26 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.


For many Production Planning Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $68K. On average, Production Planning Managers make $75K following one to two decades on the job. Production Planning Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $82K.

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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 4%

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 90 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: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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