Purchasing Supervisor Salary

Purchasing Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $57K annually. Total cash earnings of Purchasing Supervisors range from $38K on the low end to $82K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Purchasing Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women make up a slight majority of Purchasing Supervisors (58 percent) survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,047 - $82,111
$40K
$57K
$82K
MEDIAN: $57,090
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$13.79 - $26.17
$14
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$26
MEDIAN: $20.29
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,047 - $82,111  
   
Bonus
$375.00 - $8,226  
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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$38,483 - $81,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $26.17  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $40.84  
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
$375.00 - $8,226  
   
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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$38,483 - $81,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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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While not commonly seen, Purchasing Supervisors who transition into a Supply Chain Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Supply Chain Managers is $82K per year. With an annual salary of $61K, Purchasing Manager is the most common role for Purchasing Supervisors to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Purchasing Manager role — which usually pays $48K — is also typical for Purchasing Supervisors, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Supervisor


Purchasing Supervisors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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. The majority of those who know Inventory Management also know Contract Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Supervisor

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


Purchasing Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $47K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $52K. Purchasing Supervisors see a median salary of $57K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Purchasing Supervisor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $66K.

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
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

▲22%

▲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
▼18%

Inventory Control
▼20%

Sourcing
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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