What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Production Planning Manager Salary

Median pay for Production Planning Managers in the United States is around $66K per year. Total cash earnings of Production Planning Managers range from $39K on the low end to $101K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $14K and $11K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Production Planning Managers is high. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Production Planning Managers are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,564 - $96,245
(Median)
$44K
$66K
$96K
MEDIAN: $66,041
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.09 - $25.86
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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
Salary
$43,564 - $96,245  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,173  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,797  
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).
)
$38,694 - $100,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 420
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $25.86  
   
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 - $14,173  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,797  
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).
)
$38,694 - $100,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

- OR -

Log in with LinkedIn

Comp Managers Click Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


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.

Production Planning Manager Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Production Planning Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Competency in Materials Requirement Planning frequently indicates knowledge of Scheduling.

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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $52K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $67K. On average, Production Planning Managers make $74K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $80K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Production Planning Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 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: 58% employee benefits None: 15%