The average salary for a Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) is $46,788 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Contract Negotiation and Procurement.
Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Total Pay (?
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$33,481 - $69,146
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MEDIAN: $46,788
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Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Total Pay (?
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$12.36 - $22.89
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,481 - $69,146  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,098  
Profit Sharing
$491.05 - $5,457  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,096  
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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$30,298 - $66,319  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,878
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $22.89  
   
Overtime
$17.68 - $35.25  
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,098  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,096  
Profit Sharing
$491.05 - $5,457  
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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$30,298 - $66,319  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,878
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Job Description for Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products)
A company’s purchasing agent (in fields other that wholesale, retail, or farm products) has extensive knowledge of computers and a company's economic procedures. They use those skills to ensure purchasing and orders run smoothly. Purchasing agents must maintain good relationships with current vendors and buyers, which includes communicating changes in products, any new products that the vendor may be interested in purchasing, and any promotions by the company. The purchasing agent keeps up with current product demands and try to increase sales from vendors and buyers. Purchasing agents also regularly work with sales and marketing departments of the company to identify any products or services of the company that are not selling well to decide whether the product should be taken off the market.
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Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) 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 Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$43,000
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Experience Affects Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salaries

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$43,000

Skills That Affect Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salaries

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National Average
$43,000
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Gender
Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 13%
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