Purchasing Supervisor Salary

Purchasing Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $57K annually on average. Cash earnings for Purchasing Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $39K to approximately $82K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up a slight majority of Purchasing Supervisors (57 percent) survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,308 - $82,730
$40K
$57K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,230
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$13.40 - $25.98
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MEDIAN: $20.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,308 - $82,730  
   
Bonus
$50.00 - $7,998  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $9,696  
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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$38,780 - $81,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $25.98  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $40.41  
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
$50.00 - $7,998  
   
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $9,696  
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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$38,780 - $81,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Supervisor


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Purchasing Supervisors do not often transition into Supply Chain Manager roles. The role averages $82K per year. 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


Purchasing Supervisors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Contract Negotiation, People Management, and Supply Chain are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Those listing Sourcing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Inventory Control and Purchasing also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Inventory Management tend to be well versed in Contract Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 108 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 124 salaries. A Purchasing Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 56 salaries.

Purchasing Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Purchasing Supervisor?

Purchasing Supervisor in Louisville:
"High expectations, low pay."
Pros: Flexible on arrival/ departure times, little micromanagement most of the time. Rarely pressured by management to work more than 40 hours per week.
Cons: Absurd expectations from those at the EVP and C Suite level. They'll give you a hammer and a handful of rusty nails and expect you to produce a 5 star hotel. No forward thinking initiatives in any department that I've been able to ascertain. Closed door policies and "because I said so" mentality. Utterly reactive (never proactive) in their business philosophy. So consumed with bottom line that corners are constantly cut to save costs, often at the expense of operational efficiency.

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Key Stats for Purchasing Supervisor

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

▲21%

▲5%

National Average
$54,000

▼4%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

▲11%



Supply Chain
▲4%

Contract Management
▲2%

National Average
$54,000


Procurement
▼10%


Purchasing
▼19%

Inventory Control
▼20%

Sourcing
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 10%
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