Purchaser Salary

A Purchaser earns an average wage of $16.39 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$32,872 - $63,896
$33K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,183
10%
50%
90%

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$12.44 - $22.32
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.39
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,872 - $63,896  
   
Bonus
$101.01 - $5,209  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $2,553  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$29,326 - $58,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $22.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.05  
Overtime
$19.28 - $34.07  
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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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$101.01 - $5,209  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $2,553  
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).
)
$29,326 - $58,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 325

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Job Description for Purchaser

A purchaser is responsible for coordinating purchases of various products and services for their company. They order supplies, inventory, equipment, and services for all departments in the company. They also have to ensure that they are keeping costs under control while not sacrificing quality in the items and services they buy.

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Purchaser Tasks

  • Procure and contract for goods and services in a specific industry.
  • Take corrective action when defective goods are received.
  • Inventory existing property and conduct audits.
  • Test and evaluate sample products, draw up and approve requisitions, and ensure adequate supply.
  • Research and identify vendors, and negotiate to achieve desired quality, price, and timetables.

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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 $38,000 based on 385 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 $42,000 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Purchaser which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 145 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 $50,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,558

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Purchaser Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Purchaser?

Purchaser in United States:
"Weinstein Purchasing Agent."
Pros: People I work with. Customers are usually unique and don't mind if you poke fun of them (as long as you can take it also). Very team oriented atmosphere.
Cons: The branch I work at, currently I do the vast majority (almost all) of purchasing, I also man the counter and take 80% of the phone calls. You don't get the time needed to do your job, but you are demanded to do it and expected to do it without the ability to take overtime to do it. Also customers expect you to know plumbing better then them (including those that do it for a living)

Purchaser in Pleasant Prairie:
"Awesome Place To Work."
Pros: Everything is great about my job.
Cons: Nothing bad to say about this job.

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Key Stats for Purchaser

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Purchaser Salaries

▲22%

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$41,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Purchaser Salaries


▲2%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

▼1%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 22%