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Production Planning Manager Salary

With one-half of Production Planning Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Production Planning Managers is $66K annually and can range from $39K on the lower end to $101K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Production Planning Managers bottoms out near $39K and approaches $101K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Production Planning Managers (69 percent) who took the survey are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance.
$43,347 - $95,923
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MEDIAN: $65,966
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$12.15 - $26.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,347 - $95,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,518  
Profit Sharing
$446.98 - $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).
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$38,923 - $101,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 408
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $26.50  
   
Overtime
$18.23 - $32.55  
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 - $14,518  
   
Profit Sharing
$446.98 - $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).
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$38,923 - $101,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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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As Production Planning Managers make advancements in their career path to roles like Supply Chain Manager, salaries often climb aggressively. On average, Supply Chain Managers will make $83K annually.

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Survey results imply that Production Planning Managers put a diverse skill set 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 34 percent, 33 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Many workers who know Materials Requirement Planning also know Scheduling.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $54K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $67K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Production Planning Managers make $74K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $81K.

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Experience Affects Production Planning Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Production Planning Manager Salaries

Forecasting
up arrow 34%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 33%

SAP Production Planning (SAP PP)
up arrow 21%

People Management
up arrow 17%

Production Management
up arrow 3%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%