With a little over a half of Purchasing Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $40K to $100K per year and averages out to $64K annually. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Purchasing Managers — as high as $15K, $10K and $10K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $40K to $100K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Purchasing Managers. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half.

$42,210 - $96,758
(Median)
$42K
$64K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,492
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$14.27 - $28.01
(Median)
$14
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$42,210 - $96,758  
   
Bonus
$483.94 - $14,555  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,100  
Commission
$1,745 - $10,304  
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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$39,878 - $99,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,329
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.27 - $28.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17  
Overtime
$20.01 - $39.90  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$483.94 - $14,555  
   
Commission
$1,745 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,100  
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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$39,878 - $99,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 443
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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 some Purchasing Managers move into positions like Director of Supply Chain Management (where the average salary is $121K), this progression is not the norm. 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 $21K higher and $19K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Manager


Purchasing Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Supply Chain, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Control, Inventory Management, and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Inventory Management are similarly competent in Vendor Management. Those familiar with Procurement tend to be well versed in Contract Negotiation, Vendor Management, and Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Manager

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


Purchasing Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $63K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Purchasing Managers make a median salary of $70K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $75K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,084

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

With a pay rate for Purchasing Managers that is 26 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Purchasing Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+20 percent), Cincinnati (+15 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 16 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Denver (7 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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What is it like working as a Purchasing Manager?

Purchasing Manager in Farmington:
"Good working conditions, people and job duties."
Pros: Working with people and helping get things done so the County can function as it should. Many things to do so it stays interesting.
Cons: Paperwork.

Purchasing Manager in Chicago:
"Corporate."
Pros: Constant challenges, liaison with Accounts Payable, process improvement, system upgrades, people interaction.
Cons: Politics.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Manager Salaries




National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Purchasing Manager Salaries





Procurement
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Negotiation
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Supplier Management
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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National Average
$63,000

Data Analysis
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Budget Management
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Forecasting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 584 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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