The average salary for a Material Planner is $57,937.
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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. Depending upon the specific items being manufactured, employers may expect a…Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Material Planner
The top respondents for the job title Material Planner are from the companies General Electric Co (GE), Ingersoll- Rand Company and Tesla Motors. Reported salaries are highest at Tesla Motors where the average pay is $82,189. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric (GE) Aviation and Pratt and Whitney, earning around $76,500 and $73,698, respectively. Ingersoll- Rand Company pays the lowest at around $58,225. Eaton Corporation and Arrow Electronics Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $59,322 and $65,187, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Material Planner
Skills in Inventory Management, Supply Chain and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP).
Pay by Experience Level for Material Planner
An entry-level Material Planner with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,578 based on 90 salaries. An early career Material Planner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,142 based on 659 salaries. A mid-career Material Planner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,343 based on 303 salaries. An experienced Material Planner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,432 based on 261 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,376.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Material Planner in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 34.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (31.6% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (2.9% less).
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