Supply Chain Specialist Salary

Earnings for Supply Chain Specialists in the United States come in at around $54K annually on average. Total incomes of Supply Chain Specialists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $8K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $34K and $79K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the specific employer and years of experience are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Supply Chain Specialists. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Supply Chain Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,971 - $77,880
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,512
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$11.97 - $25.63
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,971 - $77,880  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,390  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $6,500  
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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$33,799 - $79,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 558
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $25.63  
   
Overtime
$1.22 - $38.38  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,390  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $6,500  
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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$33,799 - $79,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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Job Description for Supply Chain Specialist

A supply chain specialist ensures that supplies and inventory are ordered, received, replenished, and kept at appropriate levels so the business could function properly. They are a main point of contact for suppliers, and they make sure any questions by members on their organization on those suppliers are dealt with in an effective and timely manner. The supply chain specialist also must ensure that accurate records of supplies and inventory levels are maintained, and they must analyze data around the use or depletion of these resources over time. These specialists must make sure that the company never has a deficit or an excess surplus of supplies and inventory.

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Supply Chain Specialist 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.

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Supply Chain Specialists do not often transition into Supply Chain Manager roles. The role averages $83K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Specialist


The smallest paychecks can be found at U.S. Army — the median salary there is $40K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $28K and $89K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Contract Negotiation, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and SAP Materials Management (SAP MM) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 39 percent, and 26 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Logistics, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Specialist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $49K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $53K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Supply Chain Specialists make a median salary of $56K. 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 $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Supply Chain Specialists, busy Austin offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+34 percent), Houston (+28 percent), Salt Lake City (+25 percent), and Pittsburgh (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Milwaukee is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Oklahoma City and San Antonio (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Supply Chain Specialist Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Specialist Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 46%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 39%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 26%

Supplier Management
up arrow 22%

Purchasing
up arrow 19%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 18%

Inventory Management
up arrow 8%

Negotiation
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Supply Chain
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000



Logistics
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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