Purchasing Supervisor Salary

Purchasing Supervisors in the United States take home approximately $59K annually on average. In the world of Purchasing Supervisors, overall income ranges from $35K near the bottom to $80K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision plans. Women make up a slight majority of Purchasing Supervisors (55 percent) survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,526 - $80,995

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$13.32 - $28.37

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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
$40,526 - $80,995  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,951  
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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$35,287 - $80,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $28.37  
   
Overtime
$9.81 - $37.01  
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 - $7,951  
   
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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$35,287 - $80,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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 who go on to become Procurement Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Procurement Managers is $76K annually. A Purchasing Manager role is the most common promotion for Purchasing Supervisors moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $60K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Purchasing Supervisors is a Purchasing Manager position, where earnings are usually $48K.

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Survey results show that Purchasing Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Contract Negotiation, Procurement, and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 14 percent and 19 percent. Those listing Sourcing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Purchasing and Supply Chain also typically command lower compensation. Inventory Management and Negotiation are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Supervisor

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


For Purchasing Supervisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $54K. Purchasing Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $65K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$55,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 19%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 15%

Procurement
up arrow 14%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000


Supply Chain
up arrow 8%

Purchasing
up arrow 10%

Sourcing
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%
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