Supply Chain Managers

General Information

Description

Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit60.83%
  2. Self-employed18.09%
  3. State and local government9.67%
  4. Federal government5.97%
  5. Private, not for profit5.05%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
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Salary

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$135,970
$55,100
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 66%
  • Master's degree 19%
  • Post baccalaureate 9%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Administration and Management
  • Transportation
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Production and Processing
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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