Procurement Director Salary

Procurement Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $117K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Procurement Directors, overall income ranges from $73K near the bottom to $183K at the top; this can include more than $35K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Procurement Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. There are more male Procurement Directors than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 69 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$72,263 - $155,866
MEDIAN: $116,538

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National Salary Data (?
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$72,263 - $155,866  
$3,018 - $34,776  
Profit Sharing
$324.00 - $20,347  
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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).
$73,167 - $183,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 541
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Job Description for Procurement Director

Procurement directors generally are upper-level managers that are part of the logistics of planning departments. They are typically responsible for overseeing the purchasing, logistics, and operations staff, ensuring that all departmental employees are providing excellent quality of work and meeting all company standards. Procurement directors provides leadership to supply chain and operations employees, as well as ensure all purchasing requests are completed in an efficient manner. The procurement director is also responsible for establishing approval guidelines for all purchase orders and ensuring all purchases are approved by the proper individuals. Additionally, procurement directors are responsible for cost-reduction initiatives, inventory management, and material budgets. The procurement director also provides analysis on all corporate suppliers. These directors work in a wide variety of industries, but these positions are most often found in manufacturing and engineering companies that do a high level of intricate purchasing.


Procurement Director Tasks

  • Review, analyze and monitor quotes and bids, negotiate contracts and service agreements.
  • Oversee purchasing sources for services, equipment and supplies.
  • Plan and direct policies and procedures for the purchasing of an organization's goods and services.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of market status and current rates for goods and services.

Common Career Paths for Procurement Director

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Procurement Directors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as VP of Procurement, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $153K per year. Procurement Directors most often advance into Purchasing Director and Director of Supply Chain Management positions even though the median salaries are $42K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Procurement Director

Procurement Directors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Supplier Management, Sourcing, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 27 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Word, and Contract Management. Those proficient in Contract Negotiation are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Procurement Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Procurement Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $90K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $110K. On average, Procurement Directors make $136K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $146K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $126,252

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Procurement Directors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Procurement Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+19 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and Philadelphia (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (4 percent lower) and Miami (3 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Procurement Director Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Procurement Director Salaries

Supplier Management
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Vendor Management
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People Management
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National Average

Windows Operating System General Use
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Contract Management
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.


31 %
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 5%