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Supply Chain Manager Salary

A little over a half of Supply Chain Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $51K to $123K per year, but median earnings come to around $81K annually. Total incomes of Supply Chain Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $18K from bonuses and close to $13K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $51K and $123K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and tenure are influential factors as well. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Supply Chain Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Supply Chain Managers.
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$51,252 - $113,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,874  
Profit Sharing
$508 - $12,825  
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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$51,135 - $122,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,614
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Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $37.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.57  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,874  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $49,316  
Profit Sharing
$508 - $12,825  
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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$51,135 - $122,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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 go on to top-notch roles like VP of Supply Chain Management, where median pay is $158K annually. Going from Supply Chain Manager to Director of Supply Chain Management is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $121K. Many others choose to work as Supply Chain Process Improvement Managers, where pay is typically $56K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Manager


U.S. Army, Apple Computer, Inc, Hewlett-Packard Company, Lockheed Martin Corp, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) are top-notch employers for Supply Chain Managers in this area. Employees at Apple Computer, Inc enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $133K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $119K and higher ones not far away at only $184K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Dow Chemical Co, Lam Research Incorporated, and Hewlett-Packard Company, where Supply Chain Managers typically earn around $122K, $120K, or $117K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include U.S. Air Force (USAF) at $56K, and U.S. Army where $65K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Supply Chain Managers there earn up to $106K.

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 Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Purchasing, Inventory Management, and Microsoft Office. 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

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Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $68K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $86K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Supply Chain Managers see a median salary of $96K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Supply Chain Managers, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 40 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+37 percent), St. Louis (+19 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver. Cincinnati and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Supply Chain Manager Salaries




National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Manager Salaries








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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 574 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%