Median pay for Supply Chain Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $56K per year. In the world of Supply Chain Specialists, overall income ranges from $33K near the bottom to $80K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. Men make up a slight majority of Supply Chain Specialists (52 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,686 - $80,717
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$40K
$56K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,449
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$11.91 - $26.53
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$12
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,686 - $80,717  
   
Bonus
$9.86 - $9,109  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $10,432  
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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$33,391 - $80,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 435
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $26.53  
   
Overtime
$18.56 - $39.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$9.86 - $9,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $10,432  
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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$33,391 - $80,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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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Advancing into a Supply Chain Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Supply Chain Specialists, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $82K per year. Supply Chain Specialists moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Supply Chain Analysts or Supply Chain Supervisors. The median paychecks in those roles are $2K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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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 average salary comes to $55K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist


Supply Chain Specialists seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Supplier Management, Negotiation, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, and Forecasting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 15 percent and 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Management. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $56K. For Supply Chain Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. For some reason, Supply Chain Specialists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,524

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Surpassing the national average by 39 percent, Supply Chain Specialists in Austin receive some of the highest pay in the country. Supply Chain Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+26 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Milwaukee, 16 percent below the national average. Employers in Oklahoma City and San Antonio also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Supply Chain Specialist Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Supply Chain Specialist Salaries

Supplier Management
up arrow 18%



Forecasting
up arrow 14%

Procurement
up arrow 10%

Sourcing
up arrow 9%

Purchasing
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Supply Chain
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Data Analysis
0%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
0%

National Average
$54,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Logistics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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