Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary

For Repair and Operations Buyers, yearly average wages total $49K annually. Total cash compensation to Repair and Operations Buyers approaches anywhere from $32K on the lower end to $65K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $4K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,876 - $65,627
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,504
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90%

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$13.93 - $25.58
(Median)
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
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90%

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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
$35,876 - $65,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,149  
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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$32,249 - $65,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 346
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $25.58  
   
Overtime
$20.63 - $39.93  
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 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,149  
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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$32,249 - $65,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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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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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 $65K per year.

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


Survey results suggest that Repair and Operations Buyers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Inventory Management, Sourcing, and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Purchasing and Negotiation. Most people who know 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $47K. Repair and Operations Buyers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $52K.

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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
0%

National Average
$46,000


Purchasing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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