A Purchaser earns an average salary of $42,975 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Purchaser Total Pay (?
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$31,060 - $59,514
(Median)
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60K
MEDIAN: $42,974
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Purchaser Total Pay (?
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$11.74 - $21.47
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,060 - $59,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,056  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $4,400  
Commission
$-0.49 - $6,918  
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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$26,681 - $55,839  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 853
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $21.47  
   
Overtime
$16.01 - $30.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,056  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $6,918  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $4,400  
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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$26,681 - $55,839  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 853
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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
New York
up arrow 49%
Dallas
up arrow 11%
Seattle
up arrow 5%
San Diego
up arrow 4%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 3%
Houston
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Austin
up arrow 1%
Las Vegas
up arrow 3%
Phoenix
up arrow 4%
Los Angeles
up arrow 7%
Cleveland
up arrow 9%
Tampa
up arrow 10%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
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Experience Affects Purchaser Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Purchaser Salaries

Purchasing
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Order Inventory
up arrow 2%
Inventory Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 198 votes.
Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
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%
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