The average pay for a Director of Purchasing is $90,591 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in Purchasing is associated with high pay for this job.
Director of Purchasing Total Pay (?
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$54,636 - $129,094
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MEDIAN: $90,591
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Director of Purchasing Total Pay (?
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$14.18 - $39.45
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,636 - $129,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,563  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,319  
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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$53,759 - $148,815  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 471
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $39.45  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,563  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,319  
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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$53,759 - $148,815  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 471
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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.
Popular Skills for Director of Purchasing
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
Atlanta
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Orlando
up arrow 26%
Dallas
up arrow 14%
Las Vegas
up arrow 11%
Houston
up arrow 6%
National Average
$97,000
Chicago
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Philadelphia
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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%
Budget Management
up arrow 5%
Inventory Management
up arrow 4%
Procurement
up arrow 4%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 2%
National Average
$97,000
People Management
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 129 votes.
Gender
Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
37%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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