Supply Chain Specialist Salary

Median pay for Supply Chain Specialists in the United States is around $55K annually. Cash earnings for Supply Chain Specialists — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $32K to approximately $80K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men working as Supply Chain Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Work is enjoyable for Supply Chain Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,878 - $81,663
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$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,668
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$11.83 - $27.69
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$0$81K
Salary $37,878 - $81,663
Bonus $0.00 - $8,258
Profit Sharing $979 - $12,094
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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$32,146 - $80,266
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 484
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $11.83 - $27.69
Overtime $16.06 - $41.64
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,258
Profit Sharing $979 - $12,094
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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$32,146 - $80,266
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 188

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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

  • Obtain, analyze and interpret supply chain relevant data.
  • Use analysis results to improve supply chain processes, performance and to reduce costs.
  • Perform analyses with this data using analytical models and mathematical analysis.

Common Career Paths for Supply Chain Specialist


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Many Supply Chain Specialists move into a Supply Chain Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $82K per year. Supply Chain Specialists moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Supply Chain Analysts or Supply Chain Supervisors. The median paychecks in those roles are $4K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

Supply Chain Specialist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Supply Chain Specialist


Those at The Boeing Company can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $54K.

Popular Skills for Supply Chain Specialist


Survey results imply that Supply Chain Specialists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know Supplier Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Negotiation are also correlated to pay that is above average, looking at an increase of 21 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Inventory Management. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Supply Chain Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Supply Chain Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Supply Chain Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 335 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Supply Chain Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 177 salaries. An experienced Supply Chain Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 131 salaries. A Supply Chain Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 49 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,013

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

For Supply Chain Specialists, Houston provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Supply Chain Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+30 percent), Wichita (+12 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Supply Chain Specialist's salary, with Chicago Supply Chain Specialists earning salaries that are 35 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Jacksonville (30 percent lower) and Milwaukee (14 percent lower).

Supply Chain Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Supply Chain Specialist?

Supply Chain Specialist in Akron:
"No incentive at all."
Pros: Paycheck on thursday.
Cons: Looking at my paycheck on thursday.

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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 134 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Supply Chain Specialist Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$52,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Supply Chain Specialist Salaries


Supplier Management
▲21%

▲20%

▲16%

▲14%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
▲13%

▲9%


Supply Chain
▲3%

▲3%

National Average
$52,000

▼1%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 12%
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