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Supply Chain Specialist Salary

Earnings for Supply Chain Specialists in the United States come in at around $53K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Supply Chain Specialists stretch from $34K on the lower end to $79K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and years of experience are driving factors as well. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. There are more male Supply Chain Specialists than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,841 - $77,994
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,415
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$12.08 - $25.74
(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
$38,841 - $77,994  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
Profit Sharing
$294.56 - $7,489  
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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$34,356 - $79,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 553
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $25.74  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $38.50  
National Annualized 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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.56 - $7,489  
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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$34,356 - $79,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157

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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Specialist


The consistently lowest paying firm is U.S. Army, where the median salary is just $40K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $28K to $89K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist


Survey results suggest that Supply Chain Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Contract Negotiation, SAP Materials Management (SAP MM), and Supplier Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 32 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Logistics, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. 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 Supply Chain Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $49K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $53K. Supply Chain Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. 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 $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


Supply Chain Specialists will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Supply Chain Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+28 percent), Salt Lake City (+25 percent), Austin (+22 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Milwaukee. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include 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 45%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 32%

Supplier Management
up arrow 22%

Inventory Management
up arrow 8%

Negotiation
up arrow 2%

Supply Chain
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
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National Average
$52,000



Logistics
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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