Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary

Repair and Operations Buyers in the United States take home approximately $48K annually on average. Cash earnings for Repair and Operations Buyers — including $4K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $32K to $65K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Repair and Operations Buyers. Women Repair and Operations Buyers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,011 - $66,055
(Median)
$36K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,769
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$13.73 - $25.50
(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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,011 - $66,055  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,454  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $7,000  
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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$32,359 - $65,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $25.50  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $40.43  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,454  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $7,000  
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).
)
$32,359 - $65,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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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


Repair and Operations Buyers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Inventory Management, Sourcing, and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Negotiation. It is often found that people who know Negotiation are also skilled 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $47K. Repair and Operations Buyers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Repair and Operations Buyer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $52K.

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




National Average
$45,000


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


Inventory Management
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Sourcing
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National Average
$45,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%
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