Supply Chain Specialist Salary

Median pay for Supply Chain Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $54K per year. Cash earnings for Supply Chain Specialists — including $8K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $34K to $79K depending on individual performance. While the company and tenure impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Most Supply Chain Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 62 percent of Supply Chain Specialists are male. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,080 - $78,039

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$12.00 - $25.57

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,080 - $78,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,327  
Profit Sharing
$295.46 - $6,544  
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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$33,596 - $79,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 549
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $25.57  
   
Overtime
$1.38 - $38.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,327  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.46 - $6,544  
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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$33,596 - $79,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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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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Advancing into a Supply Chain Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Supply Chain Specialists, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $83K per year.

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Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist


Supply Chain Specialists report using a large range of skills on the job. 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 24 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Logistics, 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 Supply Chain Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 — $52K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Supply Chain Specialists make a median salary of $55K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Supply Chain Specialists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


Austin offers some of the highest pay in the country for Supply Chain Specialists, 37 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+34 percent), Houston (+28 percent), Salt Lake City (+25 percent), and Pittsburgh (+14 percent). Milwaukee is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. 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
$52,000


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 24%

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
$52,000



Logistics
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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