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Purchaser Salary (United States)

A Purchaser earns an average salary of $42,617 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Purchaser Salary (?
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$30,645 - $59,420
(Median)
31K
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43K
50K
59K
MEDIAN: $42,617
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Purchaser Salary (?
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$11.52 - $21.84
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,645 - $59,420  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,037  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $4,102  
Commission
$5,347 - $7,034  
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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$26,278 - $55,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 476
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.52 - $21.84  
   
Overtime
$15.72 - $30.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,037  
   
Commission
$5,347 - $7,034  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $4,102  
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).
)
$26,278 - $55,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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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.

Common Career Paths for Purchaser

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Purchaser Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Purchaser

Pay by Experience Level for Purchaser

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 38%
Bellevue
up arrow 15%
Dallas
up arrow 9%
Seattle
up arrow 5%
Austin
up arrow 4%
San Diego
up arrow 2%
0%
National Average
$39,000
Los Angeles
up arrow 8%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Purchaser Reviews

What is it like working as a Purchaser?
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
$39,000

Skills That Affect Purchaser Salaries

Purchasing
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Inventory Management
up arrow 1%
Order Inventory
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 22%