Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary

Repair and Operations Buyers in the United States take home approximately $49K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Repair and Operations Buyers spread between $31K and $63K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Women make up a slight majority of Repair and Operations Buyers (51 percent) survey respondents. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,877 - $64,456
$35K
$49K
$64K
MEDIAN: $48,534
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50%
90%

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$13.23 - $24.61
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.19
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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
$34,877 - $64,456  
   
Bonus
$50.34 - $5,061  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,200  
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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$31,257 - $62,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $24.61  
   
Overtime
$18.67 - $38.92  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$50.34 - $5,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,200  
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).
)
$31,257 - $62,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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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Though not the most common occurrence, Repair and Operations Buyers sometimes become Senior Buyers, where the average income is $66K per year.

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


Survey results show that Repair and Operations Buyers use a fair number of skills. 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 experienced in 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.


For Repair and Operations Buyers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $47K. Repair and Operations Buyers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $52K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salaries

▲18%

▲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
▼5%

Purchasing
▼7%

Procurement
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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