A Purchasing Director earns an average salary of $88,913 per year.
Purchasing Director Total Pay (?
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$50,983 - $128,596
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MEDIAN: $88,913
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Purchasing Director Total Pay (?
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$10.14 - $25.94
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$50,983 - $128,596  
   
Bonus
$507 - $29,863  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $15,101  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,139  
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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$49,877 - $151,196  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 707
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $25.94  
   
Overtime
$14.06 - $43.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$507 - $29,863  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,139  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $15,101  
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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$49,877 - $151,196  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 707
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Philadelphia
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Chicago
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National Average
$93,000
New York
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Experience Affects Purchasing Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$93,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 16%
Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Director Salaries

National Average
$93,000
Negotiation
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Inventory Management
up arrow 19%
Purchasing
up arrow 21%
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Gender
Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
33%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%
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