Supply Chain Planner Salary (United States)

Supply Chain Planners in the United States usually make around $57,467 annually. Compensation generally starts at $39,762 and does not exceed $85,381 per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by geography and years of experience. Almost all workers get medical and dental insurance, and most get vision plans, too. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 51 percent. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Supply Chain Planner Salary (?
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$40,320 - $81,559
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Supply Chain Planner Salary (?
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$13.96 - $31.13
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,320 - $81,559  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,124  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $6,851  
Total Pay (?
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$39,762 - $85,381  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,042
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Hourly Rate
$13.96 - $31.13  
   
Overtime
$20.47 - $40.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,124  
   
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $6,851  
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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$39,762 - $85,381  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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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Supply Chain Planners may receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Demand Planning Manager position may earn an additional $29K per year. It is quite typical for Supply Chain Planners to transition into roles as Supply Chain Managers or Demand Planners, where expected earnings are an additional $25K or $2,216 per year.

Supply Chain Planner Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Planner

Although Johnson & Johnson boasts the highest average salary in town at $83,598, employee compensation still varies greatly—workers can make as little as $58K or as much as $108K.
The smallest paychecks in the field are found at The Coca-Cola Company, with a median salary of $43,027, about half of the rate of the top paying employer. PepsiCo Inc and Johnson & Johnson are other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $64,089 and $83,598.

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 (ERP), SAP Production Planning (SAP PP), SAP Materials Management (SAP MM), and Supply Chain are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 14 percent, 11 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Inventory Management indicates knowledge of Supply Chain, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Planner

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In most cases, Supply Chain Planners can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. New salaries start at $53K and reach $61K in five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $65K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years of work in the field, Supply Chain Planners typically earn $68K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Supply Chain Planners in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Supply Chain Planners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+30 percent), New York (+26 percent), Irvine (+25 percent), and Boston (+18 percent). In Milwaukee, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Cincinnati and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-12 percent and -7 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Supply Chain Planner Salaries

National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Supply Chain Planner Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%
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