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Supply Chain Planner Salary

The average Supply Chain Planner in the United States earns approximately $58K annually. In the world of Supply Chain Planners, overall income ranges from $40K near the bottom to $86K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Supply Chain Planners who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,476 - $82,219
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$40K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $58,131
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$14.19 - $30.99
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,476 - $82,219  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,895  
Profit Sharing
$249.17 - $6,937  
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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$39,771 - $85,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,010
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $30.99  
   
Overtime
$20.54 - $42.31  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,895  
   
Profit Sharing
$249.17 - $6,937  
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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$39,771 - $85,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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

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

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 $86K annually. A common career progression for a Supply Chain Planner is to become a Supply Chain Manager or a Demand Planner. Compared to Supply Chain Planners, the first group earns $25K more on average, and the second group earns $2K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Planner


The biggest paychecks can be found at Johnson & Johnson — the median salary there is $85K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $61K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $110K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Planner


Supply Chain Planners seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, SAP Production Planning, Supply Chain, and Forecasting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. For most people, competency in Inventory Management indicates knowledge of Supply Chain, 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $53K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $63K. Supply Chain Planners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $65K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $66K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Supply Chain Planners in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Planners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+32 percent), New York (+24 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Milwaukee (14 percent less) and Cincinnati (13 percent less).

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Experience Affects Supply Chain Planner Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Planner Salaries





Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Excel
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Purchasing
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Microsoft Office
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 262 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%