Material Planner Salary

Material Planners in the United States earn an average of $57K per year; salaries are particularly strong in San Diego, where workers earn around $83K. Material Planners will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+9 percent), Memphis (+7 percent), Phoenix (+7 percent), and Cincinnati (+7 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,278 - $75,956
$42K
$56K
$76K
MEDIAN: $56,495
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50%
90%

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$15.07 - $26.94
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.46
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50%
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$0$75K
Salary $42,278 - $75,956
Bonus $1,018 - $7,825
Profit Sharing $248.32 - $10,067
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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$38,942 - $75,106
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 622
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $15.07 - $26.94
Overtime $22.48 - $39.48
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $1,018 - $7,825
Profit Sharing $248.32 - $10,067
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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$38,942 - $75,106
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 173

Job Description for Material Planner

A material planner is an essential member of staff in any medium or large manufacturing operation. The material planner ensures a steady flow of all materials needed to keep a manufacturing line operating. This is generally a balancing act; manufacturers do not generally have space to store large quantities of raw materials, so the material planner must ensure adequate supplies without overbuying or wasting resources.

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Material Planner Tasks

  • Schedule delivery and production usage of materials for optimal production.
  • Visit and evaluate suppliers for quality, timeliness, procedures, and fit to goals.
  • Monitor and track materials flow to identify bottlenecks and characterize usage.
  • Identify, resolve, and forecast problems and potential solutions to inventory and quality.

Common Career Paths for Material Planner


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Though not the most common occurrence, Material Planners sometimes become Supply Chain Managers, where the average income is $82K per year. Given that the median pay is $50K, it may be surprising to find that a Manufacturing Production Planner is the most common role for Material Planners to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Supply Chain Planner role — which pays $59K — is also typical for Material Planners, though less common by comparison.

Material Planner Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Material Planner


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, General Electric Co (GE) offers the most; Material Planners earn $63K on average there.

Popular Skills for Material Planner


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, SAP Materials Management, Strategic Planning, and Supply Chain are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Forecasting, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Inventory Management indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Material Planner

Pay by Experience for a Material Planner has a positive trend. An entry-level Material Planner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 456 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Material Planner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Material Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 187 salaries. A Material Planner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 71 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,559

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

Material Planner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Material Planner?

Material Planner in Monroe:
"Enjoyable with a touch of stress."
Pros: I like working with my clients and feel good when they don't want to lose me as their planner. I know I'm doing my job well then.
Cons: The stress and the way the company is rsn.

Material Planner in Santa Ana:
"Managing inventory and interacting with supply chain."
Pros: Independent most of the times.
Cons: Unforeseen shortages or demand changes.

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Key Stats for Material Planner

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Material Planner Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

▲5%

National Average
$55,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Material Planner Salaries

Order Inventory
▲17%


▲2%

Strategic Planning
▲2%

National Average
$55,000


Inventory Control
▼1%



▼3%



SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
▼9%

Forecasting
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%