$95,301
Avg. Salary
$20.60
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$10,899

Bonus

$4,000

Profit Sharing

$16,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Director Of Purchasing is $20.60 per hour.

The average pay for a Director Of Purchasing is $95,301 per year.

10%
$15.19
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$20.60
50%
$33.12
90%
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MEDIAN $20.60
10%
$56k
10%
$95k
50%
$137k
90%
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MEDIAN $95,301
$55,774 - $136,653
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MEDIAN: $95,301
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$15.19 - $33.12
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$0$153K
Salary $55,774 - $136,653
Bonus $966 - $30,488
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,392
Commission $16,500
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).
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$52,681 - $153,590
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 798
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $15.19 - $33.12
Overtime $18.50
Annual Data $0$153K
Bonus $966 - $30,488
Commission $16,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,392
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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$52,681 - $153,590
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

Job Description

The director of purchasing oversees purchasing operations for their company.

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Director of Purchasing Tasks
  • Maintain inventory levels, planning when to make purchases and how to distribute goods.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff in charge of vendor transactions and inventory.
  • Handle paperwork for purchase orders and keep records of inventory and transactions.
  • Research vendors, determine which ones have the best services and prices, and negotiate contracts with vendors.

Common Career Paths


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Directors of Purchasing may progress into high-paying roles like VP of Operations, where median compensation is $124K annually.

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Popular Skills


Survey results show that Directors of Purchasing use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Sourcing, Project Management, and Purchasing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 65 percent, 39 percent, and 32 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Negotiation, Inventory Management, and Forecasting. Those educated in Contract Negotiation tend to be well versed in Forecasting.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Director of Purchasing has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Purchasing with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 68 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Purchasing with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 114 salaries. An experienced Director of Purchasing which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 208 salaries. A Director of Purchasing with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 160 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

26%

25%

23%

7%

4%

-3%

-5%

-6%

National Average: $98,311

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Directors of Purchasing, Charlotte provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Directors of Purchasing can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+27 percent), Chicago (+27 percent), Miami (+25 percent), and Orlando (+23 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Detroit. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are New York (4 percent less) and Los Angeles (2 percent less).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Director of Purchasing?

Director of Purchasing in Liverpool:
"Good."
Pros: Area
Cons: Weather

Director of Purchasing in Greensboro:
"Great place to live."
Pros: not a big city
Cons: few friends

Director of Purchasing in Bardstown:
"Lack of organization from other departments."
Enforce other departments to be more organized with request. Enforce time management and cut off for adding to requsest.

Director of Purchasing in Atlanta:
"Know your worth."
Know your worth.

Director of Purchasing in New York:
"Atypical."
Pros: Includes an annual trip to France.
Cons: Very clerical. Does not involve strategy. There is no clear performance metric.

Director of Purchasing in Ann Arbor:
"Be very organized, with ability to stay focused."
This job can be very stressful. You must stayed focused and keep up with the fast pace that may require many hours of overtime.

Director of Purchasing in Asheville:
"Choose A Degree That Puts You On A Definite Path."
I wish I understood a bit more how the world works. If I could go back, I would not have majored in something so general. My adviser told me it didn't matter what you major in because nobody ends up going into a field that relates directly to their major. So, he said, to just major in something that interests me. Knowing what I know now, I would have majored in something more specific that would put me on a direct path into a job where you have to have that specific degree to qualify. Some examples would be accounting, nursing, physical therapy, law, or almost anything in the medical field. With those type degrees you are qualified for things that others are not and they all tend to be good and secure jobs. Yet, you can still get into fields that are more general if you want to. Ultimately, no education is a waste of time. For Director of Purchasing, any degree will demonstrate a level of smarts and commitment. Then you just need some good experience and time under your belt.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
35%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$98,000

▼19%

▼30%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Sourcing
▲63%

Project Management
▲37%

▲30%

Budget Management
▲3%


National Average
$98,000

Procurement
▼3%


▼6%


Negotiation
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%