Procurement Director Salary

Procurement Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $115K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation to Procurement Directors approaches anywhere from $73K on the lower end to $181K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $35K from bonuses and upwards of $21K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$72,265 - $155,770

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$72,265 - $155,770  
$3,061 - $34,613  
Profit Sharing
$652 - $20,511  
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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).
$73,235 - $181,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 500
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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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Many Procurement Directors move into a VP of Procurement role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $155K per year. Procurement Directors most frequently advance into Purchasing Director and Director of Supply Chain Management roles even though the median salaries are $41K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Procurement Director

Procurement Directors seem to wield many 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 31 percent, 28 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Contract Negotiation are 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.

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Procurement Directors. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $90K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $107K. Procurement Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $135K. 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

For Procurement Directors, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Procurement Directors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), San Diego (+14 percent), and Washington (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 6 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Cincinnati (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Procurement Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Procurement Director Salaries

Supplier Management
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People Management
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Vendor Management
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National Average

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 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%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%