Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary

Average Repair and Operations Buyers in the United States make around $48K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $4K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Repair and Operations Buyers can bottom out near $32K or peak near $65K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Repair and Operations Buyers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of Repair and Operations Buyers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,900 - $65,839

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$13.84 - $25.67

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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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,900 - $65,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $6,953  
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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$32,490 - $65,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 351
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $25.67  
   
Overtime
$20.15 - $40.50  
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
$0.00 - $4,438  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $6,953  
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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$32,490 - $65,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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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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It's not very common for Repair and Operations Buyers to move on to become Senior Buyers. Average pay for a Senior Buyer is $65K annually.

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


Repair and Operations Buyers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Inventory Management, Sourcing, and Purchasing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Negotiation and Purchasing. It is often found that people who know Negotiation are also skilled in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $47K. Repair and Operations Buyers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $49K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Repair and Operations Buyer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $52K on average.

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




National Average
$46,000


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


Inventory Management
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Sourcing
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National Average
$46,000


Purchasing
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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
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 14%
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