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Supply Chain Manager Salary

Supply Chain Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over one-half of Supply Chain Managers. Pay fluctuates from $51K to $123K per year, but expected earnings average $82K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $18K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Supply Chain Managers can bottom out near $51K or peak near $123K depending on individual performance. While geography and experience level impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Supply Chain Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Supply Chain Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$51,024 - $114,229
(Median)
$51K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,920
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$13.26 - $37.67
(Median)
$13
$21
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$51,024 - $114,229  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,751  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $14,504  
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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$50,663 - $123,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,867
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.26 - $37.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.09  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,751  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $49,316  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $14,504  
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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$50,663 - $123,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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 it's uncommon, some Supply Chain Managers move into roles as VPs of Supply Chain Management, where pay is an average $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 $121K 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


Apple Computer, Inc, U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin Corp, Hewlett-Packard Company, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) are all popular places to work. For Supply Chain Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Apple Computer, Inc; in fact, average earnings are around $131K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($95K versus $179K) is great. Lam Research Incorporated, Dow Chemical Co, and Eaton Corporation also offer top salaries for Supply Chain Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $122K, $122K, and $112K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include U.S. Marine Corps at $55K, and U.S. Army where $59K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Supply Chain Managers there earn up to $99K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Manager


Supply Chain Managers seem to exploit a large range 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 of 15 percent, 14 percent, 13 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Purchasing, Inventory Management, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Inventory Management also tend to know Forecasting, Logistics, and Data Analysis. Most people experienced in Supply Chain also know Logistics.

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 $68K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $87K. Supply Chain Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $97K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Supply Chain Managers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+29 percent), St. Louis (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cincinnati (8 percent lower) and Charlotte (3 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Supply Chain Manager Salaries




National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Manager Salaries







Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Forecasting
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
0%

National Average
$85,000

Logistics
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 522 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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