$88,743
Avg. Salary
$19.77
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$10,309

Bonus

$5,031

Profit Sharing

$11,972

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Purchasing Director is $19.77 per hour.

The average pay for a Purchasing Director is $88,743 per year.

10%
$14.64
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$19.77
50%
$35.00
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MEDIAN $19.77
10%
$52k
10%
$89k
50%
$138k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $88,743
$51,739 - $138,424
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$89K
$140K
MEDIAN: $88,743
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$0$157K
Salary $51,739 - $138,424
Bonus $1,517 - $29,933
Profit Sharing $993 - $24,292
Commission $11,972
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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$47,392 - $157,219
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 508
Hourly Data $0$2K
Hourly Rate $14.64 - $35.00
Overtime $0.21 - $2,251
Annual Data $0$157K
Bonus $1,517 - $29,933
Commission $11,972
Profit Sharing $993 - $24,292
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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$47,392 - $157,219
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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.

Purchasing Director Job Listings

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

21%

National Average: $92,664

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.

Purchasing Director Reviews

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

Purchasing Director in Moreno Valley:
"The job is challenging on a daily basis."
Pros: Every day is different.
Cons: I dislike the commute (40+ miles each way).

Purchasing Director in Oklahoma City:
Pros: Trending younger and more progressive. OKC has visionary leadership and is growing. 2.8% Unemployment; Great place to raise kids
Cons: Politics and the conservative nature of business here; lower pay than national average

Purchasing Director in Idaho Falls:
"How to deal with a Micro Managing owner."
Pay attention to numbers and GP. Good GP and the owner is happy.

Purchasing Director in Boston:
"Boston Rocks."
Pros: People.
Cons: Traffic.

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Key Stats for Purchasing Director

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
35%

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Experience Affects Purchasing Director Salaries

▲7%

▲7%

National Average
$93,000

▼5%

▼35%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Director Salaries

Project Management
▲43%

People Management
▲23%

Budget Management
▲21%


National Average
$93,000

Procurement
▼2%

▼4%

Purchasing
▼14%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 13%