Purchasing Director Salary

Purchasing Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up two in three of Purchasing Directors. Pay fluctuates from $50K to $152K per year, but expected earnings average $86K per year. Total cash earnings of Purchasing Directors range from $50K on the low end to $152K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $30K and $20K, respectively. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up the majority of Purchasing Directors (62 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$53,415 - $139,730
$53K
$88K
$140K
MEDIAN: $87,575
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50%
90%

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$14.62 - $27.88
$15
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0$157K
Salary $53,415 - $139,730
Bonus $1,032 - $30,567
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $19,271
Commission $5,000
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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$49,579 - $157,739
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 283
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.62 - $27.88
Overtime $31.00
Annual Data $0$157K
Bonus $1,032 - $30,567
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $19,271
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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$49,579 - $157,739
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Purchasing Director

The purchasing director is typically responsible for overseeing their organization's purchasing, logistics, and operations staff. Their main objective is to ensure that all departmental employees are providing high-quality work and meeting all company standards. Purchasing directors provides leadership to supply chain and operations employees and ensure purchasing requests are completed in a timely, efficient manner. Purchasing directors are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the purchasing, logistics, and operations departments, as well as establishing guidelines for approving purchase orders. Additionally, purchasing directors must lead cost-reduction initiatives, inventory management, and materials budgets. They provide final analysis on corporate suppliers and perform continuous research to develop best practices within their departments. A purchasing director usually reports directly to the chief financial officer (CFO) of an organization.

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Purchasing Director 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 for Purchasing Director


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Though it's uncommon, some Purchasing Directors move into roles as VPs of Operations, where pay is an average $124K per year. Purchasing Directors typically move into roles as Directors of Supply Chain Management or Procurement Directors, and those positions pay $31K more and $26K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Director


Survey results suggest that Purchasing Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Project Management, People Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 26 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Management and Purchasing. It is often found that people who know Contract Negotiation are also skilled in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Director

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 134 salaries. A Purchasing Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 96 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,157

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

Home to some of the best pay for Purchasing Directors, Charlotte offers exceptional salaries, 45 percent above the national average. Purchasing Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Cleveland (+21 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), and Philadelphia (+10 percent). Purchasing Directors in Cincinnati make 28 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Key Stats for Purchasing Director

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Purchasing Director Salaries

▲8%

▲8%

National Average
$92,000

▼4%

▼35%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Director Salaries

Project Management
▲44%

People Management
▲24%

Budget Management
▲22%


National Average
$92,000

Procurement
▼2%

▼3%

Purchasing
▼13%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 10%
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