Supply Chain Manager Salary

Supply Chain Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little over a half of Supply Chain Managers. Pay fluctuates from $51K to $123K per year, but expected earnings average $82K per year. With bonuses occasionally running north of $18K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $14K, and a few commissions as high as $49K, total income for Supply Chain Managers can range between $51K and $123K according to individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. Work is enjoyable for Supply Chain Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Supply Chain Managers survey respondents are men (72 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage.

$51,035 - $114,102
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$51K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,782
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$13.52 - $37.59
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$14
$22
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,035 - $114,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,733  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $14,418  
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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$50,741 - $123,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,916
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 - $17,733  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $49,316  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $14,418  
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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$50,741 - $123,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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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. With an annual salary of $120K, Director of Supply Chain Management is the most common role for Supply Chain Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Supply Chain Process Improvement Manager role — which usually pays $56K — is also typical for Supply Chain Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Manager


Dominating the field, Apple Computer, Inc, U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin Corp, Hewlett-Packard Company, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Supply Chain Managers. Apple Computer, Inc offers the largest salaries in town ($131K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $95K to $179K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Lam Research Incorporated, Dow Chemical Co, and Eaton Corporation, where earnings of $122K, $122K, or $112K are standard for Supply Chain Managers.

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 Project Management, Strategic Planning, Negotiation, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Purchasing, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Management. Those familiar with Inventory Management also tend to know 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 $68K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $86K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $97K in this role. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $94K on average.

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 will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+30 percent), St. Louis (+17 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cincinnati (6 percent lower) and Los Angeles (2 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
$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 510 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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