Supply Chain Planners usually earn approximately $61K per year in the United States, but Johnson & Johnson offers a significantly higher median of $89K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Boston Scientific Corporation, BASF Corporation, and Caterpillar, Inc., where Supply Chain Planners typically earn around $84K, $84K, or $82K, respectively. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,306 - $82,387
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MEDIAN: $61,451
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$13.59 - $32.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,306 - $82,387  
   
Bonus
$1,006 - $8,160  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $6,953  
Total Pay (?
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$40,996 - $85,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 880
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $32.02  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $45.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,006 - $8,160  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $6,953  
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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$40,996 - $85,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Job Description for Supply Chain Planner

A supply chain planner is responsible for ensuring that a company receives the materials or supplies they need quickly, efficiently, and within budget. To do this, they must monitor the company’s inventories and track the performance of current supply methods. Then, the supply chain planners try to find ways to improve that process. Depending on their industry, the supply chain planner may suggest moving warehouses, changing suppliers, or switching transportation methods. In the event of a supply emergency (such as a sudden increase in demand or a shortage of materials), the supply chain planner must also determine how to get new supplies in time to meet deadlines.

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Supply Chain Planner Tasks

  • Obtain, analyze and interpret supply chain relevant data.
  • Use analysis results to improve supply chain processes, performance and to reduce costs.
  • Perform analyses with this data using analytical models and mathematical analysis.

Common Career Paths for Supply Chain Planner


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It's not very common for Supply Chain Planners to move on to become Demand Planning Managers. Average pay for a Demand Planning Manager is $88K annually. However, becoming a Supply Chain Manager or Demand Planner is a more frequent transition for Supply Chain Planners.

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Popular Skills for Supply Chain Planner


Supply Chain Planners seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SAP Supply Chain Management, Strategic Planning, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 20 percent. Lean Manufacturing, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Those familiar with Inventory Management also tend to know Materials Requirement Planning (MRP), Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Planner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $59K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Supply Chain Planners make a median salary of $68K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,660

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For those looking to make money, Supply Chain Planners in Minneapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Planners will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+15 percent), Cleveland (+10 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and New York (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Memphis. Workers in Baltimore and San Diego earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 3 percent.

Supply Chain Planner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Supply Chain Planner?

Supply Chain Planner in Sheboygan:
"Just in time replenishment."
Pros: Implementing just in time principles to optimize cost, inventory and service while maintaining several relationships with outside vendors, internal/external scheduling and floor associates.
Cons: Daily replenishment tasks require a large portion of time, taking away from additional, outside projects. Daily tasks can consume full days/weeks at a time depending on severity of issue/s at hand.

Supply Chain Planner in Fresno:
"Inventory Management and Process Improvement."
Pros: I have the opportunity establish optimum inventory levels to meet customer demand while optimizing cash for the business.
Cons: Bad employee retention strategy. No incentive to retain or invest in high value employees.

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Key Stats for Supply Chain Planner

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Supply Chain Planner Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Planner Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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