Supply Chain Specialist Salary (United States)

Supply Chain Specialists in the United States usually make around $52,128 annually. The range in pay spans from $33,655 to $80,367 per year. Cash earnings—which sometimes include up to $8,059 from bonuses and more than $7,249 from profit sharing—stretch from around $38,630 to approximately $78,789. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. In this profession, the vast majority individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a majority have vision insurance, as well. Job satisfaction for Supply Chain Specialists is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Supply Chain Specialist Salary (?
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$38,630 - $78,789
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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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$12.39 - $25.66  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $44.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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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  
PayScale
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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Compensation usually increases greatly for Supply Chain Specialists who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Supply Chain Manager may make an additional $30K per year than lower-end positions.

Supply Chain Specialist Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Specialist

Though The Boeing Company leads the field in terms of pay with a median salary of $54,300, employees there receive a range of salaries, from $45K on the low end all the way up to $79K. 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

Supply Chain Specialists seem to require a number of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Contract Negotiation can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 44 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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 many Supply Chain Specialists, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $49,571 to $55K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $57K. Though minimal, Supply Chain Specialists continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $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. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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With a pay rate for Supply Chain Specialists that is 39 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other big spenders include Houston, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Chicago, top-paying cities where Supply Chain Specialists see paychecks higher than average (+22 percent, +15 percent, +11 percent, and +7 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Diego (-4 percent) and Milwaukee (-3 percent).

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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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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

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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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