Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) is $46,841 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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$33,179 - $69,854
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MEDIAN: $46,841
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Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Total Pay (?
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$12.33 - $22.90
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,179 - $69,854  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,053  
Profit Sharing
$485.53 - $7,341  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,795  
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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$30,273 - $66,277  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,693
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $22.90  
   
Overtime
$17.57 - $35.03  
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 - $5,053  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$485.53 - $7,341  
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).
)
$30,273 - $66,277  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,693
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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 Difference By Location

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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

Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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$43,000
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 14%
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