Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary

The average Repair and Operations Buyer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $48K annually. Total cash compensation for Repair and Operations Buyers runs from $32K to $65K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Repair and Operations Buyers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women Repair and Operations Buyers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,750 - $66,107
(Median)
$36K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,587
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$13.73 - $25.54
(Median)
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,750 - $66,107  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,289  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $7,000  
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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$32,375 - $64,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $25.54  
   
Overtime
$20.22 - $40.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,289  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $7,000  
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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$32,375 - $64,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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Job Description for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer

A maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) buyer is responsible for the preparation and issuance of purchase orders for products and services that are used to maintain and fix broken machines. For example, in a factory, machines gradually break down, and an MRO buyer is responsible for getting the materials needed to fix the machines. The job requires regular interaction with the factory staff to know what supplies are required, although the majority of the job is done in solitude and on the computer.

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Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Tasks

  • Assess purchase orders for accuracy and compliance with regulations.
  • Receive price quotes from vendors, compare quotes against requirements and the budget, and purchase orders via fax or computer.
  • Manage all aspects of purchasing and distribution while taking into account cost-effective solutions.
  • Communicate with the client, foster a team atmosphere, and report on progress.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer


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Repair and Operations Buyers who advance into the role of a Senior Buyer are fairly uncommon. Senior Buyers on average earn $65K per year.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer


Survey takers who work as Repair and Operations Buyers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Inventory Management, Sourcing, and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Negotiation. The majority of those who know Negotiation also know Contract Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer

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


For Repair and Operations Buyers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Repair and Operations Buyers see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $52K.

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Experience Affects Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salaries


Inventory Management
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Sourcing
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National Average
$45,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%
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