Supply chain salary and career report shows minimal impact of major resignation

Through October 17, 2022

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) has published the results of its 2022 Supply Chain Salary and Career Report. The annual survey found that supply chains were minimally impacted by the Great Resignation. According to the report, 14% of respondents found a new job, just 2% more than last year. The data also showed that job satisfaction remained exceptionally high despite the ongoing burden of supply chain disruptions.

“The past year has brought continued uncertainty across all industries, and supply chain professionals have once again been under tremendous pressure to keep up with a never-ending stream of disruptions,” said ASCM CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “In the midst of all these global challenges, it’s reassuring to see supply chain professionals staying resilient and dedicated to their important work and this dynamic industry.”

Flexibility and strong salaries

As many industries struggle with a balanced return to the workplace, supply chain professionals thrive in the hybrid world created by the pandemic. According to this year’s report, two-thirds of supply chain professionals work in a hybrid or permanent work-from-home environment, demonstrating the flexibility many of today’s workers seek when evaluating career opportunities.

Wages and salaries continue to rise, with survey respondents reporting an average pay rise of 9%. Overall, total compensation is up an average of 12%, with the mid-range package averaging just under $100,000. From a benefits perspective, the report showed that paid time off is generous in the industry, with nearly half (48%) of supply chain professionals reporting four weeks or more of paid time off.

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The wage gap is getting smaller

For the second year in a row, the report showed that women under 40 were earning more in the supply chain than their male counterparts. In addition, the overall gender pay gap among supply chain professionals continues to narrow with the upward growth of women in the industry.

This year’s report found that women aged 40-49 narrowed the pay gap from 15% in last year’s report to 8% this year. While this shows growth for women within the industry, the report found an overall gap for women and people of color in privately owned companies. In public companies, salaries are fairer for both women and black people.

“This year’s data is encouraging as we work to attract, develop and retain more diverse talent in the supply chain, but these numbers also show there is still work to be done. I hope that all organizations can redouble their efforts to eliminate gender and racial pay gaps,” Eshkenazi added.

Other key findings from the ASCM survey include:

  • Professional development pays off: Individuals with at least 1 APICS certification earn 25% more salary than those without certification.
  • Strong salaries: Respondents reported an average salary of $96,000 (base salary and additional compensation).
  • Fast job placement: 81% of new graduates found their job in the supply chain industry in three months or less. Of those professionals already in the industry, 67% found a new job within three months of starting their search.


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