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Purchasing Supervisor Salary

Pay for Purchasing Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $57K annually. Cash earnings for Purchasing Supervisors — including $8K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $34K to $79K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Purchasing Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Women make up a slight majority of Purchasing Supervisors (55 percent) survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$39,432 - $80,252
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MEDIAN: $56,969
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$13.08 - $28.10
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,432 - $80,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,071  
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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$33,951 - $79,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.08 - $28.10  
   
Overtime
$10.14 - $33.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,071  
   
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).
)
$33,951 - $79,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
United States (change)

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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Though unusual, some Purchasing Supervisors transition into jobs as Purchasing Managers. Purchasing Managers make $60K per year on average.

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Purchasing Supervisors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Procurement, Contract Negotiation, and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 18 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Inventory Management. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $53K. Purchasing Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $59K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $64K.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

Procurement
up arrow 31%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 18%


National Average
$53,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Supply Chain
up arrow 5%

Purchasing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%