Supply Chain Manager Salary

Supply Chain Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just over a half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $82K per year on average but can range from $51K to $123K per year. Overall incomes of Supply Chain Managers — including $18K bonuses, $14K profit sharing proceeds, and $49K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $51K and $123K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. 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.

$51,138 - $113,818

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$13.54 - $37.55

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,138 - $113,818  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,797  
Profit Sharing
$490.03 - $14,191  
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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$50,878 - $122,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,941
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.54 - $37.55  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.09  
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 - $17,797  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $49,316  
Profit Sharing
$490.03 - $14,191  
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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$50,878 - $122,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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 who advance into the role of a VP of Supply Chain Management are fairly uncommon. VPs of Supply Chain Management on average earn $159K per year. A Director of Supply Chain Management role is the most common promotion for Supply Chain Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $120K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Supply Chain Managers is a Supply Chain Process Improvement Manager position, where earnings are usually $56K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Manager


Apple Computer, Inc, U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin Corp, Hewlett-Packard Company, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) are all popular places to work. 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. 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


Survey results imply that Supply Chain Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Project Management, Negotiation, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Purchasing, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Management. Most people skilled in Inventory Management are similarly competent 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $67K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $86K. Supply Chain Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $96K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Supply Chain Managers report making only $94K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Supply Chain Managers, 41 percent higher than the national average. Supply Chain Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent), St. Louis (+16 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cincinnati (3 percent less) and Los Angeles (2 percent less).

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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Operations Management
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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 494 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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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