The average salary for an Entry-Level Director of Purchasing is $74,337 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Contract Negotiation and Forecasting.

$40,380 - $115,873
$40K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,337
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90%

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$14.51 - $18.00
$15
MEDIAN: $15.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,380 - $115,873  
   
Bonus
$1,014 - $25,644  
Profit Sharing
$8,250  
Total Pay (?
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$32,839 - $133,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.44  
   
Overtime
$6.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,014 - $25,644  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,250  
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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$32,839 - $133,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director of Purchasing in Ann Arbor:
"Be very organized, with ability to stay focused."
This job can be very stressful. You must stayed focused and keep up with the fast pace that may require many hours of overtime.

Director of Purchasing in Asheville:
"Choose A Degree That Puts You On A Definite Path."
I wish I understood a bit more how the world works. If I could go back, I would not have majored in something so general. My adviser told me it didn't matter what you major in because nobody ends up going into a field that relates directly to their major. So, he said, to just major in something that interests me. Knowing what I know now, I would have majored in something more specific that would put me on a direct path into a job where you have to have that specific degree to qualify. Some examples would be accounting, nursing, physical therapy, law, or almost anything in the medical field. With those type degrees you are qualified for things that others are not and they all tend to be good and secure jobs. Yet, you can still get into fields that are more general if you want to. Ultimately, no education is a waste of time. For Director of Purchasing, any degree will demonstrate a level of smarts and commitment. Then you just need some good experience and time under your belt.

Key Stats for Director of Purchasing

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
055
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
40%
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Skills That Affect Director of Purchasing Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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Forecasting
up arrow 10%

Procurement
up arrow 9%

Inventory Management
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National Average
$71,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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