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Supply Chain Specialist Salary

Supply Chain Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $54K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Supply Chain Specialists stretch from $34K on the lower end to $80K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the specific employer and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Supply Chain Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Supply Chain Specialists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$38,774 - $78,496
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,722
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$12.13 - $25.78
(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
$38,774 - $78,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,447  
Profit Sharing
$294.09 - $7,529  
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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$34,306 - $79,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 551
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
$12.13 - $25.78  
   
Overtime
$1.25 - $38.64  
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 - $8,447  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.09 - $7,529  
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).
)
$34,306 - $79,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Supply Chain Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $83K per year.

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U.S. Army is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $40K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $29K while workers on the upper end may rake in $88K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist


Supply Chain Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. 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, 31 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Logistics, 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $49K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $54K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Supply Chain Specialists make a median salary of $56K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $63K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Supply Chain Specialists in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+27 percent), Salt Lake City (+24 percent), Pittsburgh (+13 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Milwaukee is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Oklahoma City (10 percent lower) 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 31%

Supplier Management
up arrow 21%

Inventory Management
up arrow 8%

Supply Chain
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
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Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$52,000



Logistics
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%