Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary

An average Repair and Operations Buyer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $48K annually. In the world of Repair and Operations Buyers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $63K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Women make up a slight majority of Repair and Operations Buyers (51 percent) survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,833 - $65,685
$35K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,094
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50%
90%

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$13.25 - $23.61
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MEDIAN: $18.29
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$0$65K
Salary $34,833 - $65,685
Bonus $193.36 - $5,016
Profit Sharing $386.30 - $4,104
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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$31,171 - $63,639
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 163
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.25 - $23.61
Overtime $18.93 - $38.41
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $193.36 - $5,016
Profit Sharing $386.30 - $4,104
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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$31,171 - $63,639
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 149

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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 Repair and Operations Buyers do not often become Senior Buyers, the job pays $66K per year on average.

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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Sourcing, Negotiation, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Procurement, Purchasing, and Inventory Management. Most people skilled in Negotiation are similarly competent in Contract Negotiation.

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

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 164 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 91 salaries. A Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 50 salaries.

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.

Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer in Bloomington:
"High pace job."
Pros: Extremely high pace. Constantly problem solving.
Cons: A lot of responsibility. Get pulled in many directions.

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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 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salaries

▲19%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$44,000

▼9%

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


▼0%

National Average
$44,000

▼3%

Inventory Management
▼4%

Purchasing
▼6%

Procurement
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 13%
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