Supply Chain Specialist Salary

The average Supply Chain Specialist in the United States earns approximately $54K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Supply Chain Specialists can bottom out near $34K or peak near $79K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the specific employer and experience level. There are more male Supply Chain Specialists than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Supply Chain Specialists is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,971 - $78,095
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,512
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$11.96 - $25.65
(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 - $78,095  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,341  
Profit Sharing
$295.02 - $7,447  
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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$34,067 - $79,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 558
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $25.65  
   
Overtime
$1.22 - $38.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,341  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.02 - $7,447  
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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$34,067 - $79,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Supply Chain Managers. That role pays $83K per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Specialist


With a median salary of only $40K, U.S. Army pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $28K to $89K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist


Supply Chain Specialists seem to exploit 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, 35 percent, and 30 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Logistics, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in 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 Supply Chain Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $49K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Supply Chain Specialists that is 37 percent greater than the national average, Austin offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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 35%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 30%

Supplier Management
up arrow 22%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 21%

Inventory Management
up arrow 7%

Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Supply Chain
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$51,000



Logistics
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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