Supply Chain Analyst Salary (United States)

Slightly less than two-thirds of Supply Chain Analysts report less than five years' experience, making for a field full of relatively fresh workers who earn around $55,791 annually on average. Compensation starts at $40,120 and can reach $77,665 per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Almost all employees enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of Supply Chain Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Supply Chain Analyst Salary (?
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$40,969 - $74,957
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Supply Chain Analyst Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,969 - $74,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,695  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $5,876  
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$40,120 - $77,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,466
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$0$14$28$42
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$13.32 - $28.78  
   
Overtime
$18.10 - $40.85  
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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$0.00 - $7,695  
   
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $5,876  
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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$40,120 - $77,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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Job Description for Supply Chain Analyst

A supply chain analyst is responsible for improving the performance of an operation by figuring out what is needed for a certain project and coordinating with other employees - such as engineers and quality assurance professionals - to implement and test their new supply chain methods. These supply chain analysts must be able to look at substantial amounts of data and problem-solve why problems within supply chains exist. Some sample projects a supply chain analyst could be tasked with are improving the management structure of a warehouse stocking program, restructuring how material goods make it to the corporation's warehouse, and helping expand on a company's relationships with suppliers and carriers. Supply chain analysts must also be able to translate business problems into a solution for information technology (IT) technicians and working with SQL analysis tools to find patterns and root causes to problems. The supply chain analyst typically works in an office setting during regular business hours; they may also do site visits to locations such as warehouses.
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Supply Chain Analyst Tasks
  • Perform analyses with this data using analytical models and mathematical analysis.
  • Use analysis results to improve supply chain processes, performance and to reduce costs.
  • Obtain, analyze and interpret supply chain relevant data.

Common Career Paths for Supply Chain Analyst

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As Supply Chain Analysts transition into upper-level roles, they usually see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, it is not uncommon for a Supply Chain Manager to earn an extra $27K per year than his or her lower-level colleagues. Career advancement for Supply Chain Analysts often leads to becoming Materials Managers or Procurement Managers, where they can earn $10,631 or $20K more per year.

Supply Chain Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Analyst

3M Company pays the most with a median salary of $60,285, though there is little variation overall ($44K-$69K).
Benco Dental Co offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $40,439. The Boeing Company and PepsiCo Inc are other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($58,060 and $58,983, respectively).

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Analyst

Survey results imply that Supply Chain Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, SAP Materials Management (SAP MM), SQL, and Supply Chain are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 11 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Control. Most people experienced in Data Analysis also know Supply Chain and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Analyst

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Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Salaries start at $53K, which grows to $62K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $66K after 10 to 20 years. Supply Chain Analysts who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $67K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 12 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 11 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Most of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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Home to some of the best pay for Supply Chain Analysts, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Seattle, St. Louis, Dallas, and Columbus, where Supply Chain Analysts typically earn around 18 percent, 12 percent, 10 percent, and 10 percent more than usual. Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Omaha and Phoenix (-12 percent and -8 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Supply Chain Analyst Salaries

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$56,000

Skills That Affect Supply Chain Analyst Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
37%
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Male
63%
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%