Average Inventory / Purchasing Manager Salary

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The average salary for an Inventory / Purchasing Manager is $52,991.
MEDIAN $52,991
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$38k - $80k
$225 - $10k
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$712 - $8k
$309 - $31k
Total Pay
$32k - $77k

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Job Description for Inventory / Purchasing Manager

Inventory / Purchasing Manager Tasks
  • Manage and direct employees involved in the buying, selling or distributions aspects of a company.
  • Analyze and implement purchasing processes and delivery systems.
  • Negotiate purchasing contracts and policies with respective suppliers.

Job Satisfaction for Inventory / Purchasing Manager

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Popular Skills for Inventory / Purchasing Manager

Skills in Inventory Management, Microsoft Excel and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Control and Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory / Purchasing Manager

An entry-level Inventory / Purchasing Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,710 based on 16 salaries. An early career Inventory / Purchasing Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,763 based on 382 salaries. A mid-career Inventory / Purchasing Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,160 based on 275 salaries. An experienced Inventory / Purchasing Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,170 based on 327 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,059.
Employees with Inventory / Purchasing Manager in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 39.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (22.7% more) and Houston, Texas (13.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (11.6% less).

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