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Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary (United States)

A typical Repair and Operations Buyer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $48K per year. In the world of Repair and Operations Buyers, overall income ranges from $32K near the bottom to $65K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. Women Repair and Operations Buyers just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Repair and Operations Buyers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary (?
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$35,896 - $66,109
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,171
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Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary (?
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$13.47 - $25.63
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,896 - $66,109  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,096  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $5,106  
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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$32,281 - $65,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.47 - $25.63  
   
Overtime
$19.05 - $41.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,096  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $5,106  
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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$32,281 - $65,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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' salaries can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Purchasing Manager. Purchasing Managers usually get paid $60K per year.

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

Repair and Operations Buyers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Mastery of Contract Negotiation, Sourcing, and Negotiation skills often translates to an increase in salary: 11 percent, 7 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with 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.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $41K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $46K on average. Repair and Operations Buyers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $55K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, more than half land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in seven.

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

Late-Career
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$46,000

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

Negotiation
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National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 13%