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Procurement Director Salary

Procurement Directors enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($112K) annually in the United States. Total incomes of Procurement Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $32K from bonuses and close to $21K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $73K and $177K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Procurement Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$71,495 - $152,677
MEDIAN: $112,068

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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.
$71,495 - $152,677  
$2,975 - $31,638  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $20,969  
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).
$73,050 - $177,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 450

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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.

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Popular Skills for Procurement Director

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Sourcing, Purchasing, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Microsoft Word and People Management. The majority of those who know Contract Negotiation also know People Management and Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Procurement Director

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

For many Procurement Directors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The relatively untested earn a median of $90K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $107K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Procurement Directors make a median salary of $129K. 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 $138K.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for Procurement Directors, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 19 percent above the national average. Procurement Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+17 percent), Philadelphia (+16 percent), Portland (+11 percent), and Miami (+10 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 2 percent.

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Experience Affects Procurement Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Procurement Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 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: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%