How much does a Purchasing Director make in the United States? The average Purchasing Director salary in the United States is $200,621 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $176,759 and $229,497. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Purchasing Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Purchasing Director Salary $155,034 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Purchasing Director Salary $176,759 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Purchasing Director Salary $200,621 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Purchasing Director Salary $229,497 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Purchasing Director Salary $255,788 US June 27, 2024
25% $176,759 10% $155,034 90% $255,788 75% $229,497 $200,621 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Purchasing Director

Purchasing Director directs the procurement and purchasing operations and strategy to provide the materials and services to meet organizational requirements for quality, volume, availability, and pricing. Evaluates and develops strategic supplier relationships, negotiates contracts, and implements systems for monitoring performance, assessing risk, and responding to changes in demand or disruptions in the supply chain. Being a Purchasing Director collaborates with other functions to define current and future inventory requirements and manage inventory levels. Designs processes and systems and utilizes technical tools to analyze data and increase responsiveness to material demands. Additionally, Purchasing Director incorporates auditing processes to ensure procurement and recordkeeping comply with any applicable industry or governmental regulations. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to senior management. The Purchasing Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Purchasing Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Purchasing Director salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Purchasing Director, the highest Purchasing Director salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Purchasing Director salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Purchasing Director salary is in Miami, FL, where the Purchasing Director salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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