The median salary for supply chain professionals in 2018 was $80,000, up from $78,000 in 2017. Annual average raises increased to 4.2%, up from 3% in 2017. Respondents who supervise others reported significantly higher salaries.
Most respondents stayed with their current companies. Over half remained in their current position, nearly a quarter were promoted and 13% moved laterally within their company.
Nearly all respondents receive holiday pay and 80% have three weeks or more of paid time off. More than half are offered flexible schedules and can work from home if needed.
The gap between men’s and women’s salaries appears to be narrowing, especially for those under 40.
An overwhelming majority of respondents are very or extremely satisfied with their jobs.
The median salary for respondents with at least one APICS certification is 25% higher than those without a certification.
The full report is free to all ASCM members. More than 1,700 U.S. supply chain professionals participated in the survey. It shows a bright outlook for those employed in the supply chain field, with wage increases and high job satisfaction reported across the profession. The ASCM 2019 Supply Chain Salary and Career Survey Report is available free for members.