Supply Chain Manager Salary

With close to one-half of Supply Chain Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Supply Chain Managers is $82K per year and can range from $50K on the lower end to $123K per year near the higher end. Total cash earnings of Supply Chain Managers range from $50K on the low end to $123K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $18K and $16K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and experience level. For the most part, Supply Chain Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Supply Chain Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts.

$51,137 - $114,144
(Median)
$51K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,569
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$13.80 - $37.29
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$14
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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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At the upper end, Supply Chain Managers who move into a VP of Supply Chain Management role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for VPs of Supply Chain Management is a much higher $163K 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 $122K 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


Many Supply Chain Managers can be found at Lockheed Martin Corp, U.S. Army, Apple Computer, Inc, Hewlett-Packard Company, and U.S. Air Force (USAF), firms that are at the top of the field. Apple Computer, Inc pays the most with a median salary of $131K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $95K to a high of $172K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Lam Research Incorporated, Dow Chemical Co, and Amazon.com Inc, where Supply Chain Managers typically earn around $122K, $122K, or $114K, respectively.

U.S. Air Force (USAF) offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary 164 percent lower than the top payer ($49K). 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 report using a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 pay less than market rate 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $67K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $86K. On average, Supply Chain Managers make $96K following one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $94K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,037

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

Supply Chain Managers will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 46 percent. Supply Chain Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), and New York (+11 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in 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
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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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