Purchasing Supervisor Salary

Purchasing Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $59K annually. Overall cash earnings for Purchasing Supervisors stretch from $35K on the lower end to $80K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most get medical and dental insurance, and the greater part get vision plans, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$40,658 - $80,966
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,748
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90%

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$13.32 - $28.37
(Median)
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$40,658 - $80,966  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,880  
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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$35,255 - $80,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 329
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, 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 - $7,880  
   
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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$35,255 - $80,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 may progress into high-paying roles like Procurement Manager, where median compensation is $76K annually. The most common promotion for Purchasing Supervisors is Purchasing Manager, a position that typically pays $60K annually. Another standard transition for Purchasing Supervisors seeking advancement is to assume a Purchasing Manager role, where pay is often $48K.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in People Management, Procurement, Contract Negotiation, 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. Many workers who know Inventory Management also know Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Supervisor

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


For Purchasing Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $46K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $54K. For Purchasing Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $59K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Purchasing Supervisor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $65K.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$55,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 19%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 14%

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
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
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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