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Supply Chain Planner Salary

Average Supply Chain Planners in the United States make around $59K per year. Total cash compensation to Supply Chain Planners bottoms out near $40K and approaches $85K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and experience level. Male Supply Chain Planners are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$41,236 - $81,841
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$82K
MEDIAN: $58,877
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$14.35 - $30.96
(Median)
$14
$20
$31
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
$41,236 - $81,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,870  
Profit Sharing
$243.61 - $6,870  
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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$40,216 - $85,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,076
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.35 - $30.96  
   
Overtime
$20.27 - $41.33  
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 - $7,870  
   
Profit Sharing
$243.61 - $6,870  
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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$40,216 - $85,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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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While Supply Chain Planners do not often become Demand Planning Managers, the job pays $86K per year on average. 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 $24K more on average, and the second group earns $1K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Planner


Pay for Supply Chain Planners is best at Johnson & Johnson, which offers a median salary of $89K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $67K to $110K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Planner


Supply Chain Planners report using a large range of 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 5 percent and 10 percent. Most people skilled in Inventory Management are similarly competent in Supply Chain, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Planner

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Supply Chain Planners — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $54K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $63K. Supply Chain Planners who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $65K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Supply Chain Planners in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Planners will also find cushy salaries in Irvine (+29 percent), New York (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cincinnati, which sits 15 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Milwaukee (14 percent lower) and Charlotte (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Supply Chain Planner Salaries




National Average
$59,000


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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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$59,000

Data Analysis
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Purchasing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 237 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%
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