Supply Chain Specialist Salary

Supply Chain Specialists in the United States take home approximately $54K annually on average. Incomes of Supply Chain Specialists vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $8K cause paychecks to spread between $34K on the low end and $80K on the high end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,228 - $79,235
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,487
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$11.94 - $25.54
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,228 - $79,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,333  
Profit Sharing
$298.39 - $8,010  
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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$33,575 - $80,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 601
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $25.54  
   
Overtime
$1.21 - $38.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,333  
   
Profit Sharing
$298.39 - $8,010  
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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$33,575 - $80,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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 often transition into Supply Chain Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Supply Chain Managers earn $83K per year. The most common next step for a Supply Chain Specialist is to become a Supply Chain Analyst or a Supply Chain Supervisor. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $6K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Specialist


Supply Chain Specialists seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at The Boeing Company, where the median salary comes to $55K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($45K) and those starting out ($86K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist


Supply Chain Specialists seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Contract Negotiation, SAP Materials Management (SAP MM), and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent, 30 percent, and 28 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Logistics. Most people 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.


Supply Chain Specialists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $50K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $54K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. 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 $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,799

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With a pay rate for Supply Chain Specialists that is 41 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 Houston (+35 percent), Los Angeles (+31 percent), Pittsburgh (+13 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Akron is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Milwaukee and Oklahoma City earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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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 43%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 30%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 28%

Supplier Management
up arrow 22%

Project Management
up arrow 20%

Purchasing
up arrow 12%


Supply Chain
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Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$52,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 1%

Sourcing
up arrow 2%

Logistics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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