Supply Chain Specialist Salary

For Supply Chain Specialists, annual average wages total $54K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K each, total incomes of Supply Chain Specialists generally range from $34K to $80K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. Most Supply Chain Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,228 - $79,235
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,487
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$11.94 - $25.54
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$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,228 - $79,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,333  
Profit Sharing
$298.39 - $8,010  
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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$33,575 - $80,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 601
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $25.54  
   
Overtime
$1.21 - $38.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,333  
   
Profit Sharing
$298.39 - $8,010  
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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$33,575 - $80,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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 who move on to become Supply Chain Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Supply Chain Managers get paid an average of $83K per year. Supply Chain Specialists typically move into roles as Supply Chain Analysts or Supply Chain Supervisors, and those positions pay $4K more and $6K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Specialist


Although The Boeing Company boasts the highest average salary in town at $55K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $45K or as much as $86K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist


Supply Chain Specialists report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Contract Negotiation, SAP Materials Management (SAP MM), and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent, 30 percent, and 28 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Logistics. 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.


For many Supply Chain Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $50K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $54K. Supply Chain Specialists see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,799

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With a pay rate for Supply Chain Specialists that is 41 percent greater than the national average, Austin offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Supply Chain Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+35 percent), Los Angeles (+31 percent), Pittsburgh (+13 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Akron. Employers also pay below the national average in Milwaukee (13 percent lower) and Oklahoma City (10 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Supply Chain Specialist Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Specialist Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 43%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 30%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 28%

Supplier Management
up arrow 22%

Project Management
up arrow 20%

Purchasing
up arrow 12%


Supply Chain
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Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$52,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 1%

Sourcing
up arrow 2%

Logistics
up arrow 5%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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