Purchasing Supervisor Salary

Earnings for Purchasing Supervisors in the United States come in at around $59K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Purchasing Supervisors bottoms out near $35K and approaches $80K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Purchasing Supervisors. Women Purchasing Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a majority have vision insurance, as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,675 - $80,688
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,682
10%
50%
90%

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$13.23 - $28.32
(Median)
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,675 - $80,688  
   
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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$35,127 - $80,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 330
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $28.32  
   
Overtime
$9.85 - $36.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$35,127 - $80,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Procurement Manager. The average Procurement Manager brings home $76K per year. More often than not, a Purchasing Manager role is the next step for Purchasing Supervisors moving up in the field. Purchasing Managers usually make $60K per year. Many other Purchasing Supervisors choose to take on a Purchasing Manager role, where salaries are typically $48K.

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Purchasing Supervisors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Competency in Inventory Management frequently indicates knowledge of Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Supervisor

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


Purchasing Supervisors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $65K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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 11%

Sourcing
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 12%
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