Director of Purchasing Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Director of Purchasing is $90,745 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management, Purchasing, and People Management.
Director of Purchasing Total Pay (?
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$54,203 - $130,790
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $90,744
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Director of Purchasing Total Pay (?
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$14.40 - $40.66
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,203 - $130,790  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,047  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,899  
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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$53,814 - $149,677  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 560
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $40.66  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,899  
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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$53,814 - $149,677  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 560
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Job Description for Director of Purchasing

The director of purchasing oversees purchasing operations for their company.
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Director of Purchasing Tasks
  • Handle paperwork for purchase orders and keep records of inventory and transactions.
  • Research vendors, determine which ones have the best services and prices, and negotiate contracts with vendors.
  • Maintain inventory levels, planning when to make purchases and how to distribute goods.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff in charge of vendor transactions and inventory.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Purchasing

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

Pay Difference By Location

Detroit
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Denver
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Dallas
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Minneapolis
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Las Vegas
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Boston
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Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$97,000
Cincinnati
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Experience Affects Director of Purchasing Salaries

National Average
$97,000

Skills That Affect Director of Purchasing Salaries

Purchasing
up arrow 33%
Project Management
up arrow 33%
People Management
up arrow 23%
Budget Management
up arrow 5%
Forecasting
up arrow 4%
Procurement
up arrow 3%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 2%
Inventory Management
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National Average
$97,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%
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