The average salary for a Mid-Career Materials Manager is $72,484.
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Job Description for Materials Manager
The materials manager oversees the intake and distribution of all components and materials used by organizations. They are responsible for delegating tasks to subordinates and overseeing the completion of these tasks. The materials manager also maintains inventory levels to meet demand, as well as oversees purchasing and the shipping and receiving process. The materials manager must create and maintain relationships with suppliers. This incudes scheduling regular audits of the approved suppliers…Read more
Materials Manager Tasks
- Manage supplier relationships, lead negotiations, and track quality, price, and delivery metrics.
- Modify processes and procedures for shipping, receiving, transport, and inventory control to reduce waste and increase throughput.
- Document and analyze all materials quality, movement, and use.
- Maintain inventory accuracy and turnover to allow production.
- Ensure that inventory is available and distributed across the organization to meet performance goals.
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Popular Skills for Materials Manager
Skills in Inventory Management, Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) and Supply Chain are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Procurement and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Materials Manager
An entry-level Materials Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,176 based on 41 salaries. An early career Materials Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,893 based on 566 salaries. An experienced Materials Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,451 based on 781 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,326.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Materials Manager in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 9.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (8.5% more) and San Diego, California (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (15.8% less), Austin, Texas (13.3% less) and New York, New York (8.8% less).
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