Purchasing Director Salary

Purchasing Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and about two in three have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $88K annually, but may range from $48K to $151K per year. Total cash compensation for Purchasing Directors runs from $48K to $151K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $29K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Purchasing Directors is high. Purchasing Directors who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 67 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$51,548 - $136,378
$52K
$88K
$140K
MEDIAN: $87,546
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50%
90%

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$14.62 - $27.88
$15
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $16.79
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50%
90%

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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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$51,548 - $136,378  
   
Bonus
$1,036 - $29,178  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,653  
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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$48,163 - $150,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 267
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $27.88  
   
Overtime
$31.00  
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,036 - $29,178  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,653  
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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$48,163 - $150,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.

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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


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Purchasing Directors sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Operations. That role pays $124K per year on average. Typical career progression for a Purchasing Director involves becoming a Director of Supply Chain Management or a Procurement Director, roles that pay $31K more and $26K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Director


Purchasing Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, People Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 26 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management and Purchasing. Those proficient in Contract Negotiation are, more often than not, also skilled in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Director

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


Purchasing Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $60K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $88K. Purchasing Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $99K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,423

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Purchasing Directors will find that Charlotte offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 46 percent. Purchasing Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Cleveland (+22 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), and Philadelphia (+11 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Cincinnati Purchasing Directors earning much less — 27 percent less — than the national average.

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Key Stats for Purchasing Director

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Purchasing Director Salaries

▲10%

▲10%

National Average
$90,000

▼2%

▼34%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Director Salaries

Project Management
▲46%

People Management
▲26%

Budget Management
▲24%


Procurement
▼0%

National Average
$90,000

▼2%

Purchasing
▼12%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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