The average salary for a Purchaser is C$48,669 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$38,221 - C$63,580
C$38K
C$48K
C$64K
MEDIAN: C$48,379
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50%
90%

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C$15.63 - C$28.25
C$16
C$20
C$28
MEDIAN: C$19.83
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$22KC$44KC$66K
Salary
C$38,221 - C$63,580  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$5,152  
Profit Sharing
C$51.52 - C$4,848  
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$36,456 - C$63,385  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$14C$28C$42
Hourly Rate
C$15.63 - C$28.25  
   
Overtime
C$14.30 - C$41.11  
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$28KC$56KC$84K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
C$51.52 - C$4,848  
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$36,456 - C$63,385  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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Pay by Experience Level for Purchaser

Pay by Experience for a Purchaser has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchaser with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 219 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchaser with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Purchaser which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 101 salaries. A Purchaser with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$47,258

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Purchaser Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Purchaser

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Purchaser Salaries

▲22%

▲11%

▲6%

National Average
C$47,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Purchaser Salaries

▲4%


Purchasing
▲1%

National Average
C$47,000

Order Inventory
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 14%
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