Supply Chain Specialist Salary

The average Supply Chain Specialist in the United States earns approximately $56K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Supply Chain Specialists can bottom out near $33K or peak near $81K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Supply Chain Specialists making up 51 percent of survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,160 - $80,914
$39K
$56K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,400
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$11.90 - $27.40
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MEDIAN: $17.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,160 - $80,914  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $9,200  
Profit Sharing
$654 - $11,783  
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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$33,098 - $80,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 432
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $27.40  
   
Overtime
$18.69 - $42.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$193.92 - $9,200  
   
Profit Sharing
$654 - $11,783  
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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$33,098 - $80,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 158

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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. When Supply Chain Specialists are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Supply Chain Analysts or Supply Chain Supervisors. Those roles pay an additional $2K and $5K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Specialist


The Boeing Company leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $54K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist


Supply Chain Specialists report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, Negotiation, and Supplier Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 19 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Inventory Management, and Microsoft Excel. 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $56K. Supply Chain Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Supply Chain Specialists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,499

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Supply Chain Specialists, busy Austin offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Supply Chain Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+26 percent), Philadelphia (+18 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Jacksonville, which sits 32 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Chicago and Milwaukee also lean toward paying below-median salaries (32 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Supply Chain Specialist

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Supply Chain Specialist Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

▲3%

National Average
$53,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Supply Chain Specialist Salaries


▲19%

Supplier Management
▲18%

Sourcing
▲13%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
▲12%

Forecasting
▲9%


▲4%

▲3%

National Average
$53,000

▼1%



▼5%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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