Supply Chain Manager Salary

Supply Chain Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $51K to $123K per year, median earnings come to $82K per year. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Supply Chain Managers — as high as $18K, $14K and $49K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $51K to $123K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Supply Chain Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Supply Chain Managers report high levels of job satisfaction.

$51,153 - $114,179
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$51K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,744
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$13.52 - $37.59
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$14
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,153 - $114,179  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,810  
Profit Sharing
$493.76 - $14,469  
Commission
$0.00 - $49,316  
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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$50,896 - $123,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,920
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $37.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.15  
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 - $17,810  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $49,316  
Profit Sharing
$493.76 - $14,469  
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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$50,896 - $123,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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 not the most common occurrence, Supply Chain Managers sometimes become VPs of Supply Chain Management, where the average income is $159K per year. More often than not, a Director of Supply Chain Management role is the next step for Supply Chain Managers moving up in the field. Directors of Supply Chain Management usually make $120K per year. Many other Supply Chain Managers choose to take on a Supply Chain Process Improvement Manager role, where salaries are typically $56K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Manager


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Supply Chain Managers include Apple Computer, Inc, U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin Corp, Hewlett-Packard Company, and U.S. Air Force (USAF). Although Apple Computer, Inc leads the field in pay with a median salary of $131K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $95K on the low end all the way up to $179K at the top. Also paying near the top of the field are Lam Research Incorporated at $122K, Dow Chemical Co at $122K, and Eaton Corporation, where Supply Chain Managers annually earn $112K.

Other low-paying employers include U.S. Marine Corps at $55K and U.S. Army at $59K, though some Supply Chain Managers there earn up to $99K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Manager


Supply Chain Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Project Management, Negotiation, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Purchasing, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Management. Those educated in Inventory Management tend to be well versed 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $68K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $86K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Supply Chain Managers make a median salary of $97K. 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


Surpassing the national average by 41 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 (+30 percent), St. Louis (+17 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), and New York (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver. Workers in Cincinnati and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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
$85,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Manager Salaries






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Data Analysis
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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National Average
$85,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 498 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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