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Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary

The average Repair and Operations Buyer in the United States earns approximately $47K per year. Final cash compensation to Repair and Operations Buyers varies from around $32K to approximately $65K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $4K and $7K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Repair and Operations Buyers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Repair and Operations Buyers (54 percent) survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$35,670 - $65,967
(Median)
$36K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,316
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$13.82 - $25.87
(Median)
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,670 - $65,967  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,136  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $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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$32,498 - $65,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $25.87  
   
Overtime
$20.20 - $41.22  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,136  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $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).
)
$32,498 - $65,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198

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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Purchasing Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $60K per year.

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


Repair and Operations Buyers note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Contract Negotiation, Sourcing, and Negotiation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Negotiation. Most people skilled in Negotiation are similarly competent 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.


Repair and Operations Buyers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $47K. Repair and Operations Buyers see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $53K.

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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


Sourcing
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National Average
$46,000

Negotiation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%
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