Purchasing Supervisor Salary

For Purchasing Supervisors, yearly average wages total $57K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Purchasing Supervisors can bottom out near $39K or peak near $83K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Purchasing Supervisors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 60 percent. Job satisfaction for Purchasing Supervisors is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,179 - $83,818
$40K
$57K
$84K
MEDIAN: $57,324
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$14.28 - $25.98
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$26
MEDIAN: $20.34
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$0$83K
Salary $40,179 - $83,818
Bonus $0.00 - $7,684
Profit Sharing $242.40 - $8,656
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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$38,555 - $83,011
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 276
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.28 - $25.98
Overtime $20.61 - $40.13
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,684
Profit Sharing $242.40 - $8,656
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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$38,555 - $83,011
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 67

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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 Purchasing Supervisors do not often become Supply Chain Managers, the job pays $82K per year on average. 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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 10 percent. Those listing Sourcing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Inventory Control and Purchasing also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Inventory Management also tend to know Contract Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 108 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 124 salaries. A Purchasing Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 56 salaries.

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
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

▲21%

▲5%

National Average
$55,000

▼5%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Supervisor Salaries

▲10%



Supply Chain
▲3%

Contract Management
▲2%

National Average
$55,000


Procurement
▼11%


Purchasing
▼19%

Inventory Control
▼20%

Sourcing
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 10%
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