Supply Chain Planner Salary

Median pay for Supply Chain Planners in the United States is around $60K per year. Cash earnings for Supply Chain Planners — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $41K to approximately $84K. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Supply Chain Planners (55 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,666 - $81,680
(Median)
$42K
$60K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,841
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$14.40 - $31.46
(Median)
$14
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,666 - $81,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,859  
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $5,139  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$40,605 - $84,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $31.46  
   
Overtime
$18.27 - $46.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,859  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $5,139  
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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$40,605 - $84,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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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There are some Supply Chain Planners — though it's uncommon — that transition into Demand Planning Managers, where earnings are an average $87K annually. However, becoming a Supply Chain Manager or Demand Planner is a more frequent transition for Supply Chain Planners.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Planner


Many Supply Chain Planners can be found at Johnson & Johnson, Northrop Grumman Corporation, PepsiCo Inc, BASF Corporation, and The Coca-Cola Company, firms that are at the top of the field. Although Johnson & Johnson offers the highest salaries (median pay is $89K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $67K to $110K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Planner


Supply Chain Planners report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with SAP Supply Chain Management, Strategic Planning, and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Inventory Management also tend to know Materials Requirement Planning (MRP), 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $64K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. For some reason, Supply Chain Planners with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,958

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Supply Chain Planners, 33 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Planners will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+30 percent), Irvine (+24 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Austin (+15 percent). In Cincinnati, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Supply Chain Planner Reviews

What is it like working as a Supply Chain Planner?

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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Experience Affects Supply Chain Planner Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Planner Salaries

SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM)
up arrow 27%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 7%



Supply Chain
up arrow 4%

Forecasting
up arrow 4%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 3%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 196 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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