The average salary for a Purchaser is C$48,941 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$37,156 - C$66,478
(Median)
C$37K
C$49K
C$66K
MEDIAN: C$48,941
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C$15.89 - C$29.07
(Median)
C$16
C$20
C$29
MEDIAN: C$20
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$23KC$46KC$69K
Salary
C$37,156 - C$66,478  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$7,769  
Profit Sharing
C$50.34 - C$3,973  
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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C$36,106 - C$64,978  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 294
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$13C$26C$39
Hourly Rate
C$15.89 - C$29.07  
   
Overtime
C$20.64 - C$38.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$26KC$52KC$78K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$7,769  
   
Profit Sharing
C$50.34 - C$3,973  
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).
)
C$36,106 - C$64,978  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Pay by Experience Level for Purchaser

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$47,554

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Purchaser Reviews

What is it like working as a Purchaser?

Purchaser in Smithers:
"Overall experience, the perks and the lows."
Pros: I like the purchasing experience. I enjoy the negotiations, the challenge of purchasing at the right time for the best prices. We deal with hundreds of suppliers which is a challenge, but I enjoy it. I also get to travel to buying shows which has brought me to many places I probably would have never gone before.
Cons: It can be quite stressful at times, trying to balance inventory levels and dealing with the staff, making sure everyone is happy. I spend a lot more than 40 hours a week most of the time. I also do customer service which really cuts into the time I need for purchasing.

Purchaser in Fort St. John:
"Purchasing Parts For Mechanics All Day Long."
Pros: The social aspect of getting to chat up people all day long.
Cons: Its fast paced and demanding, not much room for error.

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Experience Affects Purchaser Salaries




National Average
C$48,000


Skills That Affect Purchaser Salaries

Negotiation
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National Average
C$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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