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Average Director of Purchasing Salary

$97,079
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$11,836
Bonus
$4,136
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Director of Purchasing is $97,079.
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$58k
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$97k
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$141k
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$58k - $141k
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$1k - $31k
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$493 - $14k
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$56k - $156k
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What Do Director of Purchasings Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Director of Purchasing

4.1 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Director of Purchasings?

Skills in Contract Negotiation and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Forecasting, Inventory Management and Procurement.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Director of Purchasings?

An entry-level Director of Purchasing with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,000 based on 5 salaries. An early career Director of Purchasing with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,142 based on 91 salaries. A mid-career Director of Purchasing with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,367 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Director of Purchasing with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,049 based on 239 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $106,212.
Employees with Director of Purchasing in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 17.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (7.9% more) and Denver, Colorado (7.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (0.7% less) and Miami, Florida (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 678 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.7%
Early Career
13.4%
Mid Career
17.4%
Experienced
35.3%
Late Career
33.2%

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