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Purchasing Supervisor Salary

Purchasing Supervisors in the United States take home an average $58K annually. Final cash compensation to Purchasing Supervisors varies from around $34K to approximately $80K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $15K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Purchasing Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,164 - $80,947
(Median)
$40K
$58K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,097
10%
50%
90%

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$13.12 - $28.36
(Median)
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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
$40,164 - $80,947  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,108  
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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$34,288 - $80,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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
$9.91 - $36.53  
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 - $8,108  
   
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).
)
$34,288 - $80,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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For Purchasing Supervisors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Purchasing Supervisors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Purchasing Manager.

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Purchasing Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Procurement, People Management, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 20 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Those listing Sourcing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Purchasing and Supply Chain also typically command lower compensation. Aptitude in Inventory Management tends to also indicate an understanding of Negotiation.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $54K. For Purchasing Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $65K.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$55,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

Procurement
up arrow 28%

People Management
up arrow 20%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 17%


National Average
$55,000


Supply Chain
up arrow 8%

Purchasing
up arrow 9%

Sourcing
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 13%
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