Production Planning Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent one-half of Production Planning Managers. Salaries average out to around $67K per year and spread from $40K to $108K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $14K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Production Planning Managers can bottom out near $40K or peak near $108K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Production Planning Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Production Planning Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,413 - $101,525
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$43K
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MEDIAN: $67,408
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$12.00 - $30.00
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,413 - $101,525  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $13,757  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,109  
Total Pay (?
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$40,045 - $108,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$21.40 - $58.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$300.00 - $13,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$40,045 - $108,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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 $82K per year.

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Popular Skills for Production Planning Manager


Production Planning Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know SAP Enterprise Resource Planning can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Lean Manufacturing and Forecasting are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 28 percent and 30 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Purchasing and Operations Management. Most people who know Materials Requirement Planning also know Forecasting.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Planning Manager

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


Production Planning Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $78K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $89K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Production Planning Manager Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Production Planning Manager Salaries

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 30%

Forecasting
up arrow 28%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 28%

SAP Production Planning (SAP PP)
up arrow 23%

ERP
up arrow 21%

People Management
up arrow 19%

Production Management
up arrow 3%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$67,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Purchasing
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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