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Purchasing/Procurement Professional Compensation Trends


SourceToday recently completed its 2018 survey studying salary and career trends. This survey gathered inputs from a wide range of professionals in purchasing and procurement positions. The rich data sets created in this survey enable in-depth analysis of multiple aspects of professional salaries and careers in this area. This report covers the compensation trends of purchasing/procurement professionals and is the fourth in a series of five reports covering key dimensions related to salary and career trends. Other reports in this series have or will cover the following topics:

  • Outsourcing’s impact on purchasing professionals
  • Automation’s impact on purchasing professionals
  • Purchasing Professional Demographics
  • Purchasing workforce dynamics

Data in this report is presented and analyzed from multiple perspectives.

Source: SourceToday 2018 Salary and Career Trends Survey


Source: SourceToday 2018 Salary and Career Trends Survey


  • Bonuses Jump in Compensation Plan Participation in 2018
  • Average Base Salary of Participants Reaches Nearly $100K in 2018
  • Major Bonus Payment Disparity
  • Value of Stock Compensation $1,000 or Less for More Than 60% of Recipients
  • “Other Sources” of Compensation Fit Overall Pattern
  • 70% Expect Compensation Change by 0% to 4% in 2018
  • Perceptions of Compensation Fairness Improve in 2018
  • Healthcare Dominates Concerns Regarding Benefits
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