Every year, Purchasing Magazine conducts its widely-watched purchasing salary survey. This year’s results aren’t available yet, but editor Susan Avery gave everyone a sneak preview of the results in a post on their social networking site, PurchasingBizConnect.

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In this post, Susan reveals that the three certifications included on the survey definitely mattered when it comes to earning power in the purchasing field. Susan writes that purchasing professionals who have earned the SPSM® Certification earn 7.7% more than purchasing professionals who have not.

Even the certification with the lowest salary differential – the CPIM with a 5.6% premium – was still very healthy. With such a direct financial benefit of certification and the low cost to actually become certified, it leaves me wondering why every single purchasing professional in the world doesn’t pursue a certification.

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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