Sourcing Associate Salary

The median pay for Sourcing Associates comes out to approximately $58K annually in the United States, but employers in Seattle offer the most; the average salary in that city is around $74K. Sourcing Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+26 percent), Dallas (+24 percent), Minneapolis (+11 percent), and Charlotte (+6 percent).

$40,698 - $83,672
$41K
$59K
$84K
MEDIAN: $59,438
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50%
90%

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$13.40 - $30.77
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.74
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$0$83K
Salary $40,698 - $83,672
Bonus $0.00 - $8,095
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$37,086 - $83,462
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 140
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.40 - $30.77
Overtime $28.49
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,095
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$37,086 - $83,462
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

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Job Description for Sourcing Associate

A sourcing associate finds suppliers and evaluates them for quality and price. This associate then negotiates and purchases goods or services from these suppliers. Prior to making purchases, a sourcing associate should come up with a strategy that is approved by management.

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Sourcing Associate Tasks

  • Review historical and competitive costs to identify cost savings opportunities and variances.
  • Analyze category, service, material, and vendor costs to provide key decision information.
  • Review financial goals and provide metrics to understand and report on initiatives and cost structure.
  • Ensure books and databases are up to date and accurate.

Common Career Paths for Sourcing Associate


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There are some Sourcing Associates — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Strategic Sourcing Managers, where earnings are an average $105K annually. As Sourcing Associates progress in their field, many go on to become Strategic Sourcing Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $91K per year. Another common career choice for Sourcing Associates is to move into a Buyer role. Typically, Buyers get paid $47K.

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Popular Skills for Sourcing Associate


Survey results suggest that Sourcing Associates use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Negotiation, Vendor Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 14 percent. Most people experienced in Contract Negotiation also know Vendor Management and Negotiation. Skill sets containing Project Management also tend to include Negotiation and Vendor Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sourcing Associate

Pay by Experience for a Sourcing Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Sourcing Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sourcing Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Sourcing Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 27 salaries. A Sourcing Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,709

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Key Stats for Sourcing Associate

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Sourcing Associate Salaries

▲19%

▲16%

Late-Career
▲8%

National Average
$57,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Sourcing Associate Salaries


▲8%



▲1%

National Average
$57,000

Data Analysis
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%
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