A Purchaser earns an average salary of $44,212 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$32,119 - $62,213
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,211
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90%

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$12.08 - $22.21
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,119 - $62,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,080  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,980  
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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$28,833 - $56,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $22.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.05  
Overtime
$18.44 - $33.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,980  
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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$28,833 - $56,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 352
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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: $40,087

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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 7%

Negotiation
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
0%

National Average
$40,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Order Inventory
up arrow 4%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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