Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary

An average Repair and Operations Buyer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $49K annually. Total cash earnings of Repair and Operations Buyers range from $32K on the low end to $65K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $4K and $7K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Repair and Operations Buyers (56 percent) survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,876 - $65,627
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,504
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$13.93 - $25.58
(Median)
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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 (?
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$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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Repair and Operations Buyers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Buyer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $65K per year.

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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. 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.


For Repair and Operations Buyers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining 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. For Repair and Operations Buyers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Repair and Operations Buyers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $52K.

Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Reviews

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
$46,000


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


Inventory Management
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Sourcing
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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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