Purchasing Supervisor Salary

Average Purchasing Supervisors in the United States make around $59K annually. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Purchasing Supervisors spread between $37K and $80K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Purchasing Supervisors is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$40,919 - $80,811
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,581
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$13.61 - $28.31
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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$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 (?
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$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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As Purchasing Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Supply Chain Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Supply Chain Managers earn $83K on average per year. 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 $61K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Purchasing Supervisors is a Purchasing Manager position, where earnings are usually $48K.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Purchasing Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills 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 skilled in Inventory Management are similarly competent in 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $47K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $54K. Purchasing Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $65K.

Purchasing Supervisor Reviews

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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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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