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Purchasing Manager Salary

Purchasing Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $63K annually, but may range from $40K to $99K per year. In the world of Purchasing Managers, total cash compensation ranges from $40K on the lower end to $99K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $13K and profit sharing that approaches $10K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $33K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Purchasing Managers (62 percent) who took the survey are men.

$41,459 - $94,209
(Median)
$41K
$63K
$94K
MEDIAN: $62,860
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$13.42 - $26.85
(Median)
$13
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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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.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,459 - $94,209  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,699  
Profit Sharing
$126.00 - $9,878  
Commission
$150.00 - $33,000  
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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$39,612 - $98,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,296
National Hourly Rate 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.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $26.85  
   
Overtime
$16.53 - $39.71  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,699  
   
Commission
$150.00 - $33,000  
Profit Sharing
$126.00 - $9,878  
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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$39,612 - $98,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 517

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Job Description for Purchasing Manager

Purchasing managers are involved in all aspects of the company’s business, from development to finding costs savings to corporate strategy to production. A successful purchasing manager must be able to review proposals for new projects in a timely manner, and they must maintain frequent interaction with marketing teams to discuss sales proposals and marketing strategies. They also must be skilled at finding cost savings.

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Purchasing Manager Tasks

  • Negotiate purchasing contracts and policies with respective suppliers.
  • Analyze and implement purchasing processes and delivery systems.
  • Manage and direct employees involved in the buying, selling or distributions aspects of a company.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Manager


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Though not the most common occurrence, Purchasing Managers sometimes become Directors of Supply Chain Management, where the average income is $121K per year. Purchasing Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Purchasing Directors or Supply Chain Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $22K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Manager


Purchasing Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Supply Chain, Strategic Planning, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 15 percent, 14 percent, 13 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Control, Inventory Management, and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Procurement also know Inventory Management, Contract Negotiation, and Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Manager

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


Purchasing Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. Purchasing Managers see a median salary of $69K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $73K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 17 percent, Purchasing Managers in Nashville receive some of the highest pay in the country. Purchasing Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+17 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), San Diego (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and Denver (4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Purchasing Manager Salaries



National Average
$62,000



Skills That Affect Purchasing Manager Salaries







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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 965 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 14%
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