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

Repair and Operations Buyers in the United States take home approximately $47K per year on average. In the world of Repair and Operations Buyers, total cash compensation can vary between $32K and $65K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $5K, respectively. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Repair and Operations Buyers. Women make up a slight majority of Repair and Operations Buyers (53 percent) survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary (?
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$35,436 - $66,466
(Median)
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47K
56K
66K
MEDIAN: $47,269
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Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salary (?
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$13.57 - $25.91
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,436 - $66,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,922  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $5,034  
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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$32,357 - $65,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 371
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $25.91  
   
Overtime
$19.05 - $41.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,922  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $5,034  
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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$32,357 - $65,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 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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Repair and Operations Buyers might see a strong upturn in salary transition into upper-level roles like Purchasing Manager. Median pay for a Purchasing Manager is $60K 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. Contract Negotiation and Sourcing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 4 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Negotiation indicates knowledge of 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 many Repair and Operations Buyers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $45K. Repair and Operations Buyers see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Repair and Operations Buyers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $54K.

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

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$45,000

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

Sourcing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$45,000
Negotiation
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 13%