Director of Purchasing Salary

Directors of Purchasing in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent between two-thirds and three-fourths of Directors of Purchasing. Salaries average out to around $92K per year and spread from $53K to $150K per year. Total cash compensation to Directors of Purchasing bottoms out near $53K and approaches $150K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $29K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Directors of Purchasing greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$54,242 - $131,607

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$14.37 - $39.84

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$54,242 - $131,607  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,339  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,224  
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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$53,323 - $150,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 752
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $39.84  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,339  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,224  
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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$53,323 - $150,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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Popular Skills for Director of Purchasing


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Purchasing, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 32 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Negotiation. Most people familiar with Contract Negotiation also know Forecasting.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Purchasing

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $62K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $80K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $103K on average. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $113K.

Pay Difference by Location


Charlotte offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Purchasing, 50 percent above the national average. Directors of Purchasing will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+35 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Las Vegas (+10 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Cleveland Directors of Purchasing earning much less — 28 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (23 percent lower) and New York (17 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Director of Purchasing Salaries



National Average
$97,000



Skills That Affect Director of Purchasing Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 39%

Purchasing
up arrow 32%

Budget Management
up arrow 5%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Forecasting
up arrow 2%

Procurement
up arrow 1%

National Average
$97,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Negotiation
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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