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Purchaser Salary

A Purchaser earns an average salary of $42,563 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
$30,709 - $59,360
(Median)
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50K
59K
MEDIAN: $42,562
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$11.47 - $21.88
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,709 - $59,360  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,081  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $4,302  
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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$26,253 - $55,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 516
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $21.88  
   
Overtime
$15.83 - $30.01  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,081  
   
Commission
$5,347 - $7,034  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $4,302  
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).
)
$26,253 - $55,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 494
United States (change)

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

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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Purchaser Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Purchaser Salaries


Purchasing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Order Inventory
0%

National Average
$39,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 226 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 22%