Purchasing Director Salary

Purchasing Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with between two-thirds and three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $87K per year on average but can range from $51K to $151K per year. Cash earnings for Purchasing Directors — including $29K in bonuses and $19K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $51K to $151K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Purchasing Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Purchasing Directors who answered the questionnnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$52,182 - $130,120
(Median)
$52K
$87K
$130K
MEDIAN: $86,585
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.52 - $41.09
(Median)
$14
$21
$41
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$52,182 - $130,120  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,233  
Profit Sharing
$398.66 - $19,392  
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).
)
$50,538 - $150,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 403
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $41.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,233  
   
Profit Sharing
$398.66 - $19,392  
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).
)
$50,538 - $150,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Purchasing Director

The purchasing director is typically responsible for overseeing their organization's purchasing, logistics, and operations staff. Their main objective is to ensure that all departmental employees are providing high-quality work and meeting all company standards. Purchasing directors provides leadership to supply chain and operations employees and ensure purchasing requests are completed in a timely, efficient manner. Purchasing directors are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the purchasing, logistics, and operations departments, as well as establishing guidelines for approving purchase orders. Additionally, purchasing directors must lead cost-reduction initiatives, inventory management, and materials budgets. They provide final analysis on corporate suppliers and perform continuous research to develop best practices within their departments. A purchasing director usually reports directly to the chief financial officer (CFO) of an organization.

Read More...

Purchasing Director Tasks

  • Handle paperwork for purchase orders and keep records of inventory and transactions.
  • Research vendors, determine which ones have the best services and prices, and negotiate contracts with vendors.
  • Maintain inventory levels, planning when to make purchases and how to distribute goods.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff in charge of vendor transactions and inventory.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Director


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Purchasing Directors may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as VP of Operations. The latter position pays an average of $123K annually.

Purchasing Director Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Purchasing Director


Survey results suggest that Purchasing Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Negotiation, Procurement, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Purchasing, Project Management, and Inventory Management. Most people skilled in Contract Negotiation are similarly competent in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Director

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $62K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $80K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Purchasing Directors bring in $99K after working for 10 to 20 years. Purchasing Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $101K on average.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Purchasing Director Salaries



National Average
$90,000



Skills That Affect Purchasing Director Salaries


Negotiation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$90,000



Purchasing
up arrow 13%

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 7%
ADVERTISEMENT