$65,313
Avg. Salary
$19.67
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,847

Bonus

$2,544

Profit Sharing

$6,878

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Purchasing Manager is $19.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Purchasing Manager is $65,313 per year.

10%
$14.68
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$19.67
50%
$29.04
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MEDIAN $19.67
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$44k
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$65k
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$98k
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MEDIAN $65,313
$44,086 - $98,170
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MEDIAN: $65,313
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$0$101K
Salary $44,086 - $98,170
Bonus $499 - $14,737
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,964
Commission $3,000 - $15,000
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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$40,543 - $101,325
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,920
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.68 - $29.04
Hourly Tips $0.17
Overtime $20.32 - $38.75
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $499 - $14,737
Commission $3,000 - $15,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,964
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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$40,543 - $101,325
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 884

Job Description for Purchasing Manager

Purchasing managers are involved in all aspects of the company’s business, from development to finding costs savings to corporate strategy to production. A successful purchasing manager must be able to review proposals for new projects in a timely manner, and they must maintain frequent interaction with marketing teams to discuss sales proposals and marketing strategies. They also must be skilled at finding cost savings.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Manager


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Purchasing Managers sometimes assume positions such as Directors of Supply Chain Management. That role pays $122K per year on average. Purchasing Managers most often move into positions as Purchasing Directors or Supply Chain Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $21K higher and $19K higher, respectively.

Purchasing Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Purchasing Manager


Survey results imply that Purchasing Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Supply Chain, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Control, Inventory Management, and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Inventory Management also know Vendor Management. People who know Procurement usually also know Contract Negotiation, Vendor Management, and Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Manager

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 1,114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 1,172 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 1,430 salaries. A Purchasing Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 788 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,987

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

Professionals earn a generous sum in the three largest American cities: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles each offer salaries above the national average. In Phoenix, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Miami and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

Purchasing Manager Advice

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

Purchasing Manager in Orion:
"FREEFLOWING RESPONSIBILITIES."
Stay flexible. Needs/pressures will change by the minute, roll with it.

Purchasing Manager in Salem:
"Fast paced multitasking."
Pros: It's never dull and making new contacts.
Cons: No benefits with a small company.

Purchasing Manager in Kansas City:
"Knowing more about the use of items purchasing."
Know the material being purchased.

Purchasing Manager in Roseburg:
"Research skills are a must."
Must be able to react quickly, get along well with a wide variety of personalities, research skills are a must. Become familiar with price agreements, learn to negotiate to your firm's advantage.

Purchasing Manager in Southfield:
"Be Organized!"
Be organized, self sufficient (make decisions with minimal supervision), count on multitasking and working under pressure.

Purchasing Manager in Mountain View:
"Attention To Detail And Retention Of Newly Acquired Skills."
Know your duties and responsibilities. Observe and know the current operation of the organization to identify weaknesses and strength and determine where it can be improved. Know each of your personnel's weaknesses and strength who are assigned under your supervision. Create a working environment to welcome teamwork, mentorship, training, incentives and recognition to those who exceed job expectations.

Purchasing Manager in Stamford:
"Car."
Pros: I enjoy the opportunity to learn.
Cons: I hate the opportunity to learnasd.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Purchasing Manager

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1337 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Purchasing Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲10%

National Average
$64,000

▼1%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1337 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%