Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary (United States)

Pay for Maintenance, Repair and Operations Buyers in the United States is typically around $45,995 per year. Compensation generally starts at $32,281 and does not exceed $65,352 per year. Total cash earnings range from $35,896 on the low end to $66,109 on the high end and can include bonus and profit sharing proceeds as high as $4,096 and $5,106, respectively. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Women make up a slight majority of Maintenance, Repair and Operations Buyers (52 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary (?
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$35,896 - $66,109
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MEDIAN: $48,171
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Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary (?
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$13.47 - $25.63
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,896 - $66,109  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,096  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $5,106  
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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$32,281 - $65,352  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.47 - $25.63  
   
Overtime
$19.05 - $41.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,096  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $5,106  
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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$32,281 - $65,352  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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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As Maintenance, Repair and Operations Buyers transition into upper-level roles, they usually see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, it is not uncommon for a Purchasing Manager to earn an extra $14,005 per year than his or her lower-level colleagues.

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

Survey takers who work as Maintenance, Repair and Operations Buyers usually report a few specific skills. High-paying skills include Contract Negotiation, Sourcing, and Negotiation; these bring in an additional 11 percent, 7 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Negotiation are, more often than not, also skilled in Contract Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer

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For Maintenance, Repair and Operations Buyers, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Salaries increase to $46K from around $41K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $51K after 10 to 20 years. Salary increase slows as Maintenance, Repair and Operations Buyers pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $55K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 24 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$46,000

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

Negotiation
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National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 13%
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