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Supply Chain Manager Salary

Supply Chain Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent over one-half of Supply Chain Managers. Salaries average out to around $82K annually and spread from $51K to $123K per year. Cash earnings of Supply Chain Managers — including $18K in bonuses, $15K in profit sharing proceeds, and $50K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $51K to approximately $123K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Supply Chain Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority.

$50,955 - $114,259
(Median)
$51K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,799
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$13.43 - $37.75
(Median)
$13
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$50,955 - $114,259  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,690  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $14,795  
Commission
$0.00 - $49,665  
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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$50,690 - $123,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,845
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.43 - $37.75  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.09  
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 - $17,690  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $14,795  
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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$50,690 - $123,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Supply Chain Manager


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Though some Supply Chain Managers move into positions like VP of Supply Chain Management (where the average salary is $159K), this progression is not the norm. The most common promotion for Supply Chain Managers is Director of Supply Chain Management, a position that typically pays $121K annually. Another standard transition for Supply Chain Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Supply Chain Process Improvement Manager role, where pay is often $56K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Supply Chain Managers include Apple Computer, Inc, Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S. Army, Hewlett-Packard Company, and U.S. Air Force (USAF). 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 $179K. Supply Chain Managers will also find cushy salaries at Lam Research Incorporated (+$122K), Dow Chemical Co (+$122K), and Eaton Corporation (+$112K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include U.S. Marine Corps at $55K, and U.S. Army where $60K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Supply Chain Managers there earn up to $102K.

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 Project Management, Strategic Planning, Negotiation, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Purchasing, Inventory Management, and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Supply Chain are also skilled in Logistics. Most people experienced in Inventory Management also know Forecasting, Logistics, and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Manager

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $68K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $87K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Supply Chain Managers make a median salary of $97K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $94K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Supply Chain Managers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+29 percent), St. Louis (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cincinnati and Charlotte (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Supply Chain Manager Salaries




National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Manager Salaries







Operations Management
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Forecasting
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Data Analysis
0%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
0%

National Average
$85,000

Logistics
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 525 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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