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Purchasing Supervisor Salary

The average Purchasing Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $58K per year. Cash earnings for Purchasing Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $34K to approximately $80K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Purchasing Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the greater part get vision benefits. Women Purchasing Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,236 - $80,878
(Median)
$40K
$58K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,132
10%
50%
90%

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$13.12 - $28.36
(Median)
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,236 - $80,878  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,044  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $15,319  
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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$34,304 - $79,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.12 - $28.36  
   
Overtime
$9.78 - $37.17  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $15,319  
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).
)
$34,304 - $79,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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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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A lot of Purchasing Supervisors move on to become Purchasing Managers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $60K on average.

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Survey results imply that Purchasing Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Procurement, Contract Negotiation, and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 17 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Sourcing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Purchasing and Supply Chain also typically command lower compensation. Employees educated in Inventory Management are typically practiced in Negotiation, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Supervisor

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $60K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $65K on average.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

Procurement
up arrow 28%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 17%


National Average
$55,000


Supply Chain
up arrow 7%

Purchasing
up arrow 9%

Sourcing
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 13%