Earnings for Repair and Operations Buyers in the United States come in at around $48K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Repair and Operations Buyers varies from $32K to $64K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K each. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up a slight majority of Repair and Operations Buyers (56 percent) survey respondents. The majority of Repair and Operations Buyers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most receive medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,916 - $65,722
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,068
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$13.38 - $24.77
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,916 - $65,722  
   
Bonus
$50.34 - $5,160  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$31,551 - $64,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.38 - $24.77  
   
Overtime
$20.48 - $39.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$50.34 - $5,160  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$31,551 - $64,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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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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Advancing into a Senior Buyer role seems to be a popular career move for Repair and Operations Buyers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $66K per year.

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


Repair and Operations Buyers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Sourcing, Negotiation, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Procurement, Purchasing, and Inventory Management. The majority of those 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Repair and Operations Buyers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $46K. Repair and Operations Buyers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $52K.

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




National Average
$44,000


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


National Average
$44,000

Sourcing
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Negotiation
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Inventory Management
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Purchasing
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Procurement
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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