Purchaser Salary

A Purchaser earns an average salary of $43,536 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Accounts Payable is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,372 - $60,612
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$61K
MEDIAN: $43,535
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$11.66 - $21.69
(Median)
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,372 - $60,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,821  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $4,000  
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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$26,818 - $55,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 614
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $21.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.05  
Overtime
$16.28 - $30.30  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,821  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $4,000  
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).
)
$26,818 - $55,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 563
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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

  • 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.
  • Inventory existing property and conduct audits.
  • Procure and contract for goods and services in a specific industry.
  • Take corrective action when defective goods are received.

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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: $39,875

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Purchaser Reviews

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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Experience Affects Purchaser Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Purchaser Salaries

Accounts Payable
up arrow 11%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 9%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
0%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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