Average Purchasing Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Purchasing Manager is $66,029.
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$45k - $99k
$509 - $15k
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$192 - $10k
$3k - $15k
Total Pay
$41k - $102k

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Job Description for Purchasing Manager

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 Purchasing Manager

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The top respondents for the job title Purchasing Manager are from the companies Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Dayton Progress and Dimplex. Reported salaries are highest at Ford Motor Company where the average pay is $104,762. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Henkel Corporation and Dayton Progress, earning around $96,477 and $95,802, respectively. Georgia-Pacific Corporation pays the lowest at around $68,467. DESHAZO Crane Company and Procter & Gamble Co also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $73,698 and $91,500, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Manager

Skills in Procurement, Negotiation and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management and Vendor Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Manager

An entry-level Purchasing Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,361 based on 84 salaries. An early career Purchasing Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,851 based on 1,522 salaries. A mid-career Purchasing Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,442 based on 1,583 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,080 based on 2,101 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,965.
Employees with Purchasing Manager in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 14.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (11.5% more) and San Diego, California (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (3.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.4% less).

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