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Supply Chain Specialist Salary (United States)

Pay for Supply Chain Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $53K per year. 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 $80K depending on individual performance. While the company and experience level impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to the vast majority, and a solid majority earn dental coverage. Most Supply Chain Specialists (63 percent) are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Supply Chain Specialist Salary (?
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$38,630 - $78,789
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MEDIAN: $53,485
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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 (?
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$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  
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 to upper-end positions like Supply Chain Manager. Supply Chain Managers usually make $83K per year.

Supply Chain Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Specialist

Employees of The Boeing Company can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $54K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $45K to $79K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale is The Boeing Company.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist

Survey results imply that Supply Chain Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. Fortunate workers who know Contract Negotiation command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 44 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $54K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Supply Chain Specialists make a median salary of $57K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $62K. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in six of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$52,000
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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. Houston, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Chicago are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Supply Chain Specialists earning around 22 percent, 15 percent, 11 percent, and 7 percent more than average. San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Employers in San Diego and Milwaukee also lean toward paying below-median salaries (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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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
$52,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 170 votes.

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%