Purchasing Supervisor Salary

Earnings for Purchasing Supervisors in the United States come in at around $59K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Purchasing Supervisors can bottom out near $37K or peak near $80K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Women Purchasing Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. For the most part, Purchasing Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,919 - $80,811
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,581
10%
50%
90%

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$13.61 - $28.31
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,919 - $80,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,067  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $15,205  
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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$36,603 - $80,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 372
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $28.31  
   
Overtime
$9.71 - $40.23  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $15,205  
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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$36,603 - $80,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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Job Description for Purchasing Supervisor

A purchasing supervisor reviews orders received in the company's computer system to begin the purchasing process. After reviewing the orders to determine what items must be sent out from their facility, the purchasing supervisor contacts the company's vendors to acquire the necessary materials necessary to fill those orders. The purchasing supervisor is in charge of maintaining the storage facility to ensure health and safety codes are upheld. They also perform stock inventories and update the company's inventory system as needed.

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Purchasing Supervisor Tasks

  • Approve purchases and track their progress to make sure orders are filled and delivered correctly.
  • Review purchase orders for accuracy and to make sure the best prices are obtained.
  • Oversee the ordering of materials, supplies, and equipment from vendors by buyers.
  • Evaluate, select, and establish relationships with vendors, and negotiate contracts for goods and services.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Supervisor


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Purchasing Supervisors may progress into high-paying roles like Supply Chain Manager, where median compensation is $83K annually. As Purchasing Supervisors progress in their field, many go on to become Purchasing Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $61K per year. Another common career choice for Purchasing Supervisors is to move into a Purchasing Manager role. Typically, Purchasing Managers get paid $48K.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Supervisor


Survey results imply that Purchasing Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Contract Management, Negotiation, and Supply Chain are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 16 percent. Those listing Sourcing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Purchasing and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Inventory Management also know Contract Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Supervisor

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


Purchasing Supervisors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $47K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $54K. Purchasing Supervisors see a median salary of $58K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Purchasing Supervisors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $65K.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$55,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Supervisor Salaries


Contract Management
up arrow 15%


Supply Chain
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

People Management
up arrow 2%


Procurement
up arrow 5%

Purchasing
up arrow 9%

Sourcing
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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