Procurement Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $119K) surpassing six figures annually. Cash earnings for Procurement Directors — which occasionally include more than $36K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $71K to approximately $185K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Work is enjoyable for Procurement Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Procurement Directors (62 percent) survey respondents are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$71,761 - $156,404
(Median)
$72K
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MEDIAN: $118,973
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$71,761 - $156,404  
   
Bonus
$4,929 - $36,285  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,426  
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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$71,174 - $184,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 390
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$29.28  
   
Overtime
$47.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,929 - $36,285  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,426  
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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$71,174 - $184,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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.

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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 $154K per year. Procurement Directors most frequently advance into Director of Supply Chain Management and Purchasing Director roles even though the median salaries are $6K lower and $43K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Procurement Director


Procurement Directors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Sourcing, Strategic Planning, and Vendor Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 21 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Contract Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Project Management and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. 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.


Procurement Directors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $80K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $108K. Procurement Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $136K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $147K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $126,959

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Procurement Directors, 41 percent above the national average. Procurement Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+31 percent), Houston (+21 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), and Dallas (+17 percent). Procurement Directors in St. Louis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 35 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Washington and Tampa (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Procurement Director Salaries



National Average
$127,000



Skills That Affect Procurement Director Salaries

Sourcing
up arrow 26%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 21%

Vendor Management
up arrow 4%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Procurement
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$127,000

Negotiation
up arrow 1%


Operations Management
up arrow 7%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 14%


Project Management
up arrow 17%

Contract Management
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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