For Supply Chain Planners, Johnson & Johnson hands out the highest paychecks — $89K on average — relative to the national average of $61K annually. BASF Corporation, Caterpillar, Inc., and General Electric Co (GE) are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Supply Chain Planners earning around $84K, $82K, or $71K at each firm, respectively. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,412 - $82,460
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$43K
$61K
$82K
MEDIAN: $61,443
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$13.34 - $31.54
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$13
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,412 - $82,460  
   
Bonus
$1,003 - $8,233  
Profit Sharing
$0.38 - $7,830  
Total Pay (?
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$40,833 - $85,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 882
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.34 - $31.54  
   
Overtime
$14.82 - $43.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,003 - $8,233  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.38 - $7,830  
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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$40,833 - $85,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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Though not the most common occurrence, Supply Chain Planners sometimes become Demand Planning Managers, where the average income is $88K per year. It is more probable, however, that Supply Chain Planners become Supply Chain Managers or Demand Planners.

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Popular Skills for Supply Chain Planner


Supply Chain Planners seem to wield many 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 21 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Lean Manufacturing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people experienced in Inventory Management also 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $66K. Supply Chain Planners see a median salary of $69K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Supply Chain Planners who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,669

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Charlotte offers some of the highest pay in the country for Supply Chain Planners, 27 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Planners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+22 percent), Irvine (+21 percent), Minneapolis (+19 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, San Diego is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Supply Chain Planner Reviews

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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Experience Affects Supply Chain Planner Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Planner Salaries

SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM)
up arrow 21%



Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Forecasting
up arrow 4%

Supply Chain
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 3%

SAP Production Planning (SAP PP)
up arrow 2%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$62,000

Purchasing
up arrow 3%

Lean Manufacturing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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