Directors of Hospital Materials Management in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $77K per year on average but can range from $38K to $116K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Hospital Materials Management, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Directors of Hospital Materials Management are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 60 percent of professionals. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,783 - $116,865
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$45K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,658
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$11.00 - $27.06
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$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,783 - $116,865  
   
Bonus
$986 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$37,594 - $115,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $27.06  
   
Overtime
$27.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$986 - $19,866  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$37,594 - $115,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Director of Materials Management, Hospital

Hospitals require large amounts of supplies from medicines to equipment to furniture and food. The director of materials management in a hospital typically supervises purchasing decisions within their facility. The director helps to ensure that the various purchasing and materials management groups within the hospital operate efficiently, as well as controls unnecessary spending while ensuring that all supplies needed by staff are available.

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Director of Materials Management, Hospital Tasks

  • Serve as the primary contact for vendors, evaluate potential new vendors, and lead vendor contract negotiations.
  • Set policies and procedures for supply management and implement measures to reduce costs.
  • Manage the hospital’s supply chain, placement of supply orders, inventory levels, and distribution of supplies.
  • Review and forward to senior management requests for orders of special supplies.

Common Career Paths for Director of Materials Management, Hospital


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Advancing into a Director of Supply Chain Management role seems to be a popular career move for Directors of Hospital Materials Management, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $121K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Materials Management, Hospital

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Directors of Hospital Materials Management, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $56K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $69K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. Directors of Hospital Materials Management who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $83K.

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Experience Affects Director of Materials Management, Hospital Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Director of Materials Management, Hospital Salaries

Procurement
up arrow 44%

Contract Management
up arrow 24%

Supply Chain
up arrow 9%

Budget Management
0%

National Average
$72,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Purchasing
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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