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 $45,685 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Sourcing and Contract Negotiation.

$33,523 - $63,190
$34K
$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,685
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$13.29 - $22.48
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,523 - $63,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,098  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $4,480  
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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$29,900 - $59,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.29 - $22.48  
   
Overtime
$18.32 - $35.39  
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 - $5,098  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $4,480  
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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$29,900 - $59,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 245

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National Average: $41,899

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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
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.
076
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salaries

Sourcing
up arrow 19%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 17%

Procurement
up arrow 8%

Data Analysis
up arrow 8%

Negotiation
up arrow 5%

Vendor Management
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Excel
0%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 8%

Pricing
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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