Yesterday, I had the pleasure of doing one of my all-time favorite NLPA activities:  presenting the annual Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries webinar!

I always put my heart and soul into discovering new characteristics that influence purchasing and supply management salaries.  And I always get charged up when I get to reveal good news in the profession.  Such was the case yesterday when I revealed that both purchasing and supply management salaries and bonuses hit all time highs!

I introduced some new salary metrics, explored controversial aspects of salaries, shed light on some trends that reversed, and revealed some shocking findings.  If you missed the event, no worries.  The “Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries in 2018” report is available for download.  It has all of the same, juicy details as the webinar.

Just log into the members’ area of the NLPA website ( and navigate to the Library tab.  There, you’ll find a link to download the 22-page report with the most comprehensive – and fun to read – analysis of purchasing and supply management salaries, ever!

As many of you know, I founded the NLPA in 2000 and led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016.  As part of the acquisition agreement, I agreed to stay on-board on a part-time advisory basis for a two-year period.  That period ends in November 2018.  So, this looks to be the last purchasing and supply management salary research that I’ll be publishing.  It has been a fun ride.  I’d like to thank all of you who have read my salary reports and attended my salary webinars.  I’ll have fond memories of the interactions we’ve had as we’ve together shared fascinating characteristics of salaries in this wonderful, exciting profession.

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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