An average Purchasing Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $56K per year. Cash earnings for Purchasing Supervisors — including $8K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $39K to $82K depending on individual performance. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women Purchasing Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,365 - $81,357
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$56K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,063
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$12.60 - $26.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,365 - $81,357  
   
Bonus
$498.33 - $8,062  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $15,000  
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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$39,010 - $82,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $26.15  
   
Overtime
$9.79 - $41.45  
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
$498.33 - $8,062  
   
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $15,000  
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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$39,010 - $82,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Supply Chain Managers. That role pays $82K per year on average. More often than not, a Purchasing Manager role is the next step for Purchasing Supervisors moving up in the field. Purchasing Managers usually make $61K per year. Many other Purchasing Supervisors choose to take on a Purchasing Manager role, where salaries are typically $48K.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Supervisor


Purchasing Supervisors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Negotiation, People Management, and Contract Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 14 percent. Those listing Sourcing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Inventory Control and Procurement also typically command lower compensation. Most people 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.


For Purchasing Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $47K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $53K on average. For Purchasing Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. 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

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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Experience Affects Purchasing Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Purchasing Supervisor Salaries




Contract Management
up arrow 5%

Supply Chain
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Purchasing
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Procurement
up arrow 10%

Inventory Control
up arrow 16%

Sourcing
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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