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Supply Chain Specialist Salary

Average Supply Chain Specialists in the United States make around $54K annually. Overall cash earnings for Supply Chain Specialists stretch from $34K on the lower end to $79K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Supply Chain Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Supply Chain Specialists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,658 - $77,800
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$39K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,501
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$12.27 - $25.65
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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
$38,658 - $77,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,151  
Profit Sharing
$291.49 - $5,106  
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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$33,965 - $79,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 546
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $25.65  
   
Overtime
$4.93 - $38.64  
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 - $8,151  
   
Profit Sharing
$291.49 - $5,106  
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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$33,965 - $79,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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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.

Common Career Paths for Supply Chain Specialist


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Supply Chain Specialists often transition into upper level Supply Chain Manager positions, where pay tends to be much higher. On average, Supply Chain Managers earn $83K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Specialist


U.S. Army offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $40K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $28K to $60K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Contract Negotiation, Supplier Management, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 22 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Logistics, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Specialist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Supply Chain Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $49K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $54K. Supply Chain Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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 $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Supply Chain Specialists that is 31 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Supply Chain Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+25 percent), Pittsburgh (+13 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Milwaukee (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Supply Chain Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Specialist Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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Supplier Management
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$52,000

Negotiation
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Data Analysis
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Logistics
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%