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Production Planning Manager Salary

Average Production Planning Managers in the United States make around $67K per year. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of Production Planning Managers spread between $39K and $101K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Production Planning Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 67 percent. Most Production Planning Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$43,867 - $96,556
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$97K
MEDIAN: $66,742
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90%

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$11.94 - $25.33
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,867 - $96,556  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,976  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,653  
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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$38,669 - $101,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $25.33  
   
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,976  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,653  
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).
)
$38,669 - $101,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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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Survey results suggest that Production Planning Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $52K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Production Planning Managers make a median salary of $75K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $82K.

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Experience Affects Production Planning Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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 3%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$67,000

Purchasing
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
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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