Supply Chain Specialist Salary (United States)

For Supply Chain Specialists, yearly wages usually total $52,128 per year. Pay starts at $33,655 and can approach $80,367 per year on the higher side. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Almost all workers report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Supply Chain Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Supply Chain Specialist Salary (?
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$38,630 - $78,789
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MEDIAN: $53,485
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Supply Chain Specialist Salary (?
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$12.39 - $25.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,630 - $78,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,059  
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $7,249  
Total Pay (?
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$33,655 - $80,367  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $25.66  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $44.36  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $7,249  
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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$33,655 - $80,367  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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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For Supply Chain Specialists, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. Usually, an upper-level role like a Supply Chain Manager will earn an extra $30K annually than those further down the career ladder.

Supply Chain Specialist Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Specialist

For Supply Chain Specialists, comfortable salaries can be found at The Boeing Company; in fact, typical earnings are around $54,300, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($45K versus $79K) is great. The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is U.S. Army, where the median salary is just $40,406.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist

Survey results imply that Supply Chain Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. Fortunate workers who know Contract Negotiation command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 44 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Supply Chain Specialists, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Beginning workers can expect to earn $49,571 starting out, which grows to $55K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $57K. After a couple decades on the job, Supply Chain Specialists see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $62K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$52,000
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For Supply Chain Specialists, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Houston, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Chicago, top-paying markets where Supply Chain Specialists rake in more than the national norm (+22 percent, +15 percent, +11 percent, and +7 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and Milwaukee (-4 percent and -3 percent, 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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$52,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%
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