Entry-Level Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) is $45,369 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Contract Negotiation and Sourcing.

$33,435 - $62,144
$33K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,554
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$13.36 - $22.75
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,435 - $62,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,093  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $12,637  
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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$29,916 - $58,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.36 - $22.75  
   
Overtime
$17.67 - $35.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,093  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $12,637  
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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$29,916 - $58,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 254

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National Average: $41,758

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Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Advice

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Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) in Birmingham:
"All Around Person."
Flexible, hardworking, people person, driven, focused, multi-tasking, good listener and understanding, good communication skills.

Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) in Denver:
"Excellent Place To Work And Develop Skills."
Set your priorities, establish communication with users. Listen for opportunities which would work well in the system.

Key Stats for Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products)

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲15%

Sourcing
▲15%

Data Analysis
▲8%

Procurement
▲6%

Negotiation
▲5%

Vendor Management
▲2%

▲1%

Inventory Management
▲1%

National Average
$42,000


Inventory Control
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Order Inventory
▼9%

Pricing
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 14%
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