Supply Chain Salaries Keep Pace

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Supply chain salaries edged up 2.2 percent in the past year as Canada's economy continues to pull out of recession. The average wage reported in the 2011 Purchasing Management Association of Canada/Purchasingb2b/MM&D Salary Survey was $82,800, up from last year's $81,000.

The gender gap has declined slightly from 31.3 percent in 2010 to an 18.4-percent disparity between male and female earnings this year. That's an average salary of $88,300 for men versus $74,600 for women.

The differential between remuneration for those with a professional designation and those without continues to be significant. The average salary of respondents with an SCMP designation was $93,800 this year. Those without the designation who now are enrolled in the SCMP accreditation program earned, on average, $69,200.

"Our annual salary survey continues to provide tangible evidence of the SCMP designation's value and the return on investment its holders receive in the labour market", says Cheryl Paradowski, president and CEO of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC). "It is also encouraging to see the disparity between male and female earnings moving in the right direction, but the gap remains too large. Hopefully by bringing this discrepancy to the forefront in our survey results, we can contribute towards its ultimate eradication."

Other findings include:

  • All regions except Quebec and Ontario saw a salary increase this year. British Columbia was the principal gainer with an increase of 9.8 percent to $81,700, followed by Alberta with a 5.9 percent increase to $98,700.
  • Salaries are highest in Alberta, followed by Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba/Saskatchewan.
  • The wage disparity between men and women with 16 to 20 years of experience continues to be the largest at 20 percent, but the discrepancy has declined from last year's 41.7 percent. The gap is smallest (5.8 percent) in the group with six to 10 years of work experience.
  • Government sector salaries saw the largest jump, with the average climbing from $75,100 to $80,500. This was followed by trade/wholesale sector wages which grew from $76,400 to $80,500.

The online survey was conducted in June and July 2011 by the Rogers Business and Professional Publishing Research Group. A total of 1,567 respondents from the PMAC membership and from the MM&D and Purchasingb2b readership completed the survey.

About PMAC
The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is the leading and largest association in Canada for supply chain management professionals. With 7,000 members working across private and public sectors, PMAC is the principal source of supply chain training, education and professional development in the country, requiring all members to adhere to a Code of Ethics. Through its 10 Provincial and Territorial Institutes, PMAC grants the SCMP (Supply Chain Management Professional) designation, the highest achievement in the field and the mark of strategic leadership.

About Purchasingb2b
The mission of Purchasingb2b is to keep the Canadian supply chain management professional informed of the issues and developments shaping the profession as it confronts rapid technological change and plays an increasingly important role in building competitive organizations. Purchasingb2b covers management issues, sector-by-sector trends and legal issues, offering up-to-date news, expert commentary and profiles of Canadian supply chain professionals.

About MM&D
MM&D is Canada's pre-eminent supply chain management magazine with a mandate to help readers do their jobs more cost-effectively. MM&D shows readers how to improve productivity, competitiveness and profitability. MM&D's solution-oriented editorial approach covers the movement, storage and control of materials, products and information. MM&D reaches Canada's leading supply chain decision-makers.

SOURCE Purchasing Management Association of Canada

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Media Contacts:

Cori Ferguson
Director, Public Affairs & Communications
Purchasing Management Association of Canada
416 542-9129

Emily Atkins
Purchasingb2b and MM&D
416 510-5130

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