$48,575
Avg. Salary
$18.85
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,171

Bonus

$1,100

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Maintenance, Repair And Operations (MRO) Buyer is $18.85 per hour.

The average pay for a Maintenance, Repair And Operations (MRO) Buyer is $48,575 per year.

10%
$13.75
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$18.85
50%
$24.42
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MEDIAN $18.85
10%
$36k
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$49k
50%
$68k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $48,575
$35,870 - $67,980
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MEDIAN: $48,575
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$13.75 - $24.42
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$0$67K
Salary $35,870 - $67,980
Bonus $197 - $4,953
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,057
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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$32,616 - $64,664
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 303
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.75 - $24.42
Overtime $21.42 - $37.49
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $197 - $4,953
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,057
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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$32,616 - $64,664
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 251

Job Description for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer

A maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) buyer is responsible for the preparation and issuance of purchase orders for products and services that are used to maintain and fix broken machines. For example, in a factory, machines gradually break down, and an MRO buyer is responsible for getting the materials needed to fix the machines. The job requires regular interaction with the factory staff to know what supplies are required, although the majority of the job is done in solitude and on the computer.

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Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Tasks
  • Manage all aspects of purchasing and distribution while taking into account cost-effective solutions.
  • Communicate with the client, foster a team atmosphere, and report on progress.
  • Assess purchase orders for accuracy and compliance with regulations.
  • Receive price quotes from vendors, compare quotes against requirements and the budget, and purchase orders via fax or computer.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer


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While Repair and Operations Buyers do not often become Senior Buyers, the job pays $66K per year on average.

Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Sourcing, Negotiation, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Procurement, Purchasing, and Inventory Management. Most people skilled in Negotiation are similarly competent in Contract Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 164 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 91 salaries. A Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 50 salaries.

Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer?

Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer in Holland:
"Take advantage of tuition assistance and certifications."
Seek out an employer that promotes from within, want to be run efficiently and staffed appropriately.

Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer in Los Angeles:
"Principle before personality."
Have patience, get to know your suppliers. If you don't know something, never be afraid to ask questions. Price is not always the guiding factor in purchasing decisions.

Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer in Howell:
Pros: I like overseeing pricing and watching closely how we are invoiced. Busy on a daily basis and constantly learning more and more.
Cons: I'm learning on the fly.

Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer in Chattanooga:
"Compensation."
Do not underestimate your worth - your education and experience equal to be a huge asset in the purchasing environment.

Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer in Bloomington:
"High pace job."
Pros: Extremely high pace. Constantly problem solving.
Cons: A lot of responsibility. Get pulled in many directions.

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Key Stats for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salaries

▲16%

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$45,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Buyer Salaries


National Average
$45,000

▼3%

▼5%

Inventory Management
▼7%

Purchasing
▼9%

Procurement
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 13%