Supply Chain Manager Salary

Supply Chain Managers in the United States take home approximately $79K annually on average. In the world of Supply Chain Managers, overall cash earnings stretch from $49K near the bottom to $121K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $16K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $15K, along with commissions approaching $20K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Supply Chain Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$50,479 - $112,120
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$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,285
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$14.72 - $34.20
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MEDIAN: $19.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,479 - $112,120  
   
Bonus
$967 - $16,373  
Profit Sharing
$5.14 - $15,397  
Commission
$2,517 - $19,866  
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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$49,255 - $120,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,468
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.72 - $34.20  
   
Overtime
$7.80 - $48.48  
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
$967 - $16,373  
   
Commission
$2,517 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$5.14 - $15,397  
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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$49,255 - $120,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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Job Description for Supply Chain Manager

A supply chain manager oversees and coordinates key parts of the franchise supply chain. The three main job responsibilities of a supply chain manager include promoting teamwork between the sales team and customer service team, developing and maintaining policies on general logistics and procedures, and maintaining overall inventory based on demand. A supply chain manager is in direct communication with suppliers and should be able to analyze cost effectiveness of current contracts. They must provide leadership and guidance to a team of store managers within the supply chain.

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Supply Chain Manager Tasks

  • Design, implement, and refine production system from materials to product shipment.
  • Review employee schedules, tasks, and performance for productivity.
  • Optimize inventory and supply chain activities and documentation for productivity.
  • Select, evaluate, and foster collaborative relationships with suppliers.

Common Career Paths for Supply Chain Manager


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Supply Chain Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a VP of Supply Chain Management. The average VP of Supply Chain Management brings home $165K per year. Supply Chain Managers most often move into positions as Directors of Supply Chain Management or Senior Supply Chain Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $41K higher and $37K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Manager


Apple Computer, Inc, Hewlett-Packard Company, U.S. Marine Corps, Intel Corporation, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) are among the top companies that take on many Supply Chain Managers. Employees of Apple Computer, Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $131K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $95K to $172K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Dow Chemical Co, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Lam Research Incorporated, top-paying firms where Supply Chain Managers rake in a massive $122K, $121K, or $118K, respectively.

U.S. Marine Corps, St. Vincent Charity Hospital, and General Electric Co (GE) also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $58K, $58K, and $67K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Manager


Survey results imply that Supply Chain Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Materials Requirement Planning, ERP, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Purchasing, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Management. The majority of those who know Inventory Management also know Forecasting, Logistics, and Data Analysis. The majority of those who know Supply Chain also know Logistics.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Manager

Pay by Experience for a Supply Chain Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Supply Chain Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 886 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Supply Chain Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 925 salaries. An experienced Supply Chain Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 896 salaries. A Supply Chain Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 412 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,133

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For Supply Chain Managers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 46 percent greater than the national average. Supply Chain Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+17 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Seattle and 1 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Supply Chain Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Supply Chain Manager?

Supply Chain Manager in Mauldin:
"No, it was dealing with Electrical Engineering."
Pros: Researching information for the project we selected. Then it I presented in a Power point format of what I've learned.
Cons: I fail to understand the purpose of selection to pursue a full time job out of this intern.

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Key Stats for Supply Chain Manager

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 335 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Supply Chain Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲13%

▲2%

National Average
$81,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Supply Chain Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 335 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 8%
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