Production Planning Manager Salary

Production Planning Managers in the United States pull down an average of $68K annually. Cash earnings for Production Planning Managers — which occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $39K to approximately $104K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Production Planning Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Production Planning Managers (66 percent) survey respondents are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$43,776 - $98,626
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$99K
MEDIAN: $68,003
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$12.24 - $26.78
(Median)
$12
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$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,776 - $98,626  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,991  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,282  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$39,365 - $103,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 503
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $26.78  
   
Overtime
$19.72 - $40.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,991  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,282  
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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$39,365 - $103,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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 often transition into Supply Chain Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Supply Chain Managers earn $83K per year.

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Popular Skills for Production Planning Manager


Production Planning Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Lean Manufacturing can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Forecasting and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 24 percent and 26 percent. Those listing Operations Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Purchasing and Strategic Planning also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Materials Requirement Planning are also skilled in Forecasting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Planning Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. For Production Planning Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $76K. Production Planning Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $84K.

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Experience Affects Production Planning Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Production Planning Manager Salaries

Forecasting
up arrow 26%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 26%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 24%

SAP Production Planning (SAP PP)
up arrow 22%

ERP
up arrow 19%

People Management
up arrow 17%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 2%

Production Management
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Purchasing
up arrow 15%

Operations Management
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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