Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary

Median pay for Repair and Operations Buyers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $48K per year. Total cash compensation to Repair and Operations Buyers approaches anywhere from $32K on the lower end to $64K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the greater part collect vision insurance. Most Repair and Operations Buyers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,216 - $65,845
$35K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,377
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$13.47 - $24.11
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MEDIAN: $18.35
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$0$65K
Salary $35,216 - $65,845
Bonus $51.06 - $5,013
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $4,166
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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$31,746 - $63,530
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 170
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.47 - $24.11
Overtime $18.65 - $38.76
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $51.06 - $5,013
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $4,166
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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$31,746 - $63,530
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 145

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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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Many Repair and Operations Buyers move into a Senior Buyer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $66K per year.

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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, Sourcing, Negotiation, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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

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 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salaries

▲17%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$44,000

▼10%

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


National Average
$44,000

▼1%

▼4%

Inventory Management
▼6%

Purchasing
▼8%

Procurement
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 15%
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