Purchasing Officer Salary

Pay for Purchasing Officers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $48K annually. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Male Purchasing Officers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. Most Purchasing Officers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$32,099 - $83,117
$32K
$46K
$83K
MEDIAN: $45,626
10%
50%
90%

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$12.48 - $21.62
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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$0$83K
Salary $32,099 - $83,117
Bonus $-0.50 - $5,721
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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$29,982 - $75,821
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $12.48 - $21.62
Overtime $25.00
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $-0.50 - $5,721
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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$29,982 - $75,821
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

Job Description for Purchasing Officer

Purchasing officer positions are available in a wide variety of organizations and businesses, ranging from hotels to government agencies to universities. Although job requirements vary by company and position, common requirements include at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. A minimum of five years of experience dealing with contracts and/or purchasing is also needed; most organizations stipulate that at least part of this must have been in a management or supervisory role.

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Purchasing Officer Tasks

  • Procure, negotiate, and contract for necessary supplies, goods and materials.
  • Track inventory and purchases, evaluating vendors.
  • Request quotes, solicit bids, and evaluate results to select the appropriate vendors.
  • Work with users and consumers to meet demands and follow guidelines.

Purchasing Officer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Officer

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 17 salaries. A Purchasing Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 8 salaries.

Purchasing Officer Advice

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

Purchasing Officer in North Hollywood:
"Will be asked to cross train in all depatments."
Always learning, make yourself ready to take on more tasks.

Purchasing Officer in Charles City:
"Stress,"
Pros: Then ability to meet with suppliers and negotiate.
Cons: Not enough time to do it all.

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Key Stats for Purchasing Officer

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Purchasing Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲36%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 27%