Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary

Median pay for Repair and Operations Buyers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K per year. Overall cash earnings for Repair and Operations Buyers vary widely between $31K and $63K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Repair and Operations Buyers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,839 - $64,698
$35K
$49K
$65K
MEDIAN: $48,989
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50%
90%

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$13.23 - $24.49
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,839 - $64,698  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $5,046  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$31,359 - $63,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $24.49  
   
Overtime
$18.93 - $39.28  
National Annualized 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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$194.89 - $5,046  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$31,359 - $63,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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


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While not commonly seen, Repair and Operations Buyers who transition into a Senior Buyer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Buyers is $66K per year.

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


Repair and Operations Buyers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Sourcing, Negotiation, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Procurement, Purchasing, and Inventory Management. Those familiar with Negotiation also tend to 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.


Repair and Operations Buyers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $48K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $52K.

Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer?

Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer in Howell:
Pros: I like overseeing pricing and watching closely how we are invoiced. Busy on a daily basis and constantly learning more and more.
Cons: I'm learning on the fly.

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Key Stats for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salaries

▲16%

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
$45,000

▼11%

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


Sourcing
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

▼3%

Inventory Management
▼6%

Purchasing
▼8%

Procurement
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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