Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager Salary

Average pay for Senior Strategic Sourcing Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($108K). Total incomes of Senior Strategic Sourcing Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $24K from bonuses and close to $14K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $78K and $155K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Senior Strategic Sourcing Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Strategic Sourcing Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$74,588 - $136,602
MEDIAN: $107,538

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
$74,588 - $136,602  
$1,534 - $24,289  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $13,500  
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).
$78,366 - $154,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 387
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager

Senior strategic sourcing managers create effective strategies for identifying and driving sourcing initiatives for their company. They are in charge of analyzing current and new products or services to identify new sourcing opportunities. In addition, they communicate with external partners and cross-functional teams, as well as identify possible problems and resolve them in a timely manner. One of their main tools include a personal computer to communicate with colleagues and create sourcing reports.


Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager Tasks

  • Lead bidding process and ensure quality and cost goals are met.
  • Report on actual costs, negotiation opportunities and overall strategic plan for sourcing, logistics, and return on investment (ROI).
  • Analyze data to identify opportunities to reduce costs, negotiate and manage existing providers.
  • Develop and lead implementation of sourcing strategies, procurement, and process flow throughout the organization.
  • Ensure compliance to existing contracts and service levels.

Common Career Paths for

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

For Senior Strategic Sourcing Managers, advancing into a Director of Strategic Sourcing role, for which the median salary is $135K, is not common but it does happen.

Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for

Senior Strategic Sourcing Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Negotiation, Supplier Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Contract Negotiation also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $87K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $107K. Senior Strategic Sourcing Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $129K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $122K.

Pay Difference by Location

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Strategic Sourcing Managers, 31 percent above the national average. Senior Strategic Sourcing Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+26 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). Senior Strategic Sourcing Managers in Columbus earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager in Exeter:
"Career Path, Did they have a Plan?"
Be very transparent and over communicate what you are accomplishing.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 2%


National Average

Supplier Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.


26 %
74 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 4%