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Procurement Director Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Procurement Directors in the United States, with median pay hovering around $123K per year. Total incomes of Procurement Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $31K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $74K and $176K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Procurement Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Procurement Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$71,042 - $152,833
MEDIAN: $111,589

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$71,042 - $152,833  
$2,903 - $30,791  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $20,482  
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).
$73,755 - $176,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 423
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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

Procurement Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Lucky workers who know Sourcing can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 32 percent above average. People Management and Contract Negotiation are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 9 percent and 32 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. Those educated in Contract Negotiation tend to be well versed in People Management and Microsoft Word. Skill sets containing Microsoft Office also tend to include Microsoft Word and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Procurement Director

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $89K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $109K. Procurement Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $128K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $137K on average.

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Experience Affects Procurement Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Procurement Director Salaries

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Vendor 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 90 votes.


30 %
70 %

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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%