Supply Chain Manager Salary

Close to one-half of Supply Chain Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $50K to $123K per year, but median earnings come to around $82K per year. Total incomes of Supply Chain Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $18K from bonuses and close to $16K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $50K and $123K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most Supply Chain Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Supply Chain Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage.

$51,137 - $114,144
(Median)
$51K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,569
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$13.80 - $37.29
(Median)
$14
$21
$37
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,137 - $114,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,986  
Profit Sharing
$357.52 - $15,514  
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,727  
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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$50,420 - $123,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.80 - $37.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.92  
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 - $17,986  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$357.52 - $15,514  
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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$50,420 - $123,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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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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Supply Chain Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as VP of Supply Chain Management. The latter position pays an average of $163K annually. Becoming a Director of Supply Chain Management is, more often than not, the most common role that Supply Chain Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $122K. Another frequent advance is for Supply Chain Managers to assume a Supply Chain Process Improvement Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $56K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Supply Chain Managers include Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S. Army, Apple Computer, Inc, Hewlett-Packard Company, and U.S. Air Force (USAF). Apple Computer, Inc offers the largest salaries in town ($131K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $95K to $172K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Lam Research Incorporated, Dow Chemical Co, and Amazon.com Inc, where earnings of $122K, $122K, or $114K are standard for Supply Chain Managers.

The lowest pay by far can be found at U.S. Air Force (USAF) — this employer offers a median salary of $49K, 164 percent lower than the top payer. Other low-paying employers include U.S. Army at $55K and U.S. Marine Corps at $58K, though some Supply Chain Managers there earn up to $99K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Manager


Supply Chain Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Strategic Planning, Negotiation, and Supplier Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Purchasing, Inventory Management, and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Inventory Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Logistics, Forecasting, and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Manager

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $67K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $86K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $96K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $94K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,037

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 46 percent, Supply Chain Managers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Supply Chain Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cincinnati (2 percent lower) and Los Angeles (1 percent lower).

Supply Chain Manager Reviews

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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Experience Affects Supply Chain Manager Salaries




National Average
$84,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Manager Salaries






Supply Chain
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Operations Management
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Forecasting
0%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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National Average
$84,000

Data Analysis
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Procurement
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Logistics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 509 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

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