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

For Experienced Purchasing Agents, annual average wages total $51K per year. Total cash earnings of Experienced Purchasing Agents range from $34K on the low end to $74K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $4K, respectively. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. More than half of Experienced Purchasing Agents (61 percent) survey participants are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Experienced Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salary (?
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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$36,691 - $74,905
(Median)
37K
51K
63K
75K
MEDIAN: $51,255
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Experienced Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salary (?
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$14.26 - $25.24
(Median)
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25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,691 - $74,905  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,186  
Profit Sharing
$416.50 - $3,955  
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).
)
$33,896 - $73,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 550
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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.26 - $25.24  
   
Overtime
$19.28 - $36.98  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,186  
   
Profit Sharing
$416.50 - $3,955  
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).
)
$33,896 - $73,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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Houston
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Seattle
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Denver
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National Average
$49,000
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Experienced Purchasing Agents will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 39 percent. Experienced Purchasing Agents will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+30 percent) and Denver (+19 percent).
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Skills That Affect Experienced Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 12%
Data Analysis
up arrow 8%
Procurement
up arrow 7%
Negotiation
up arrow 7%
Vendor Management
up arrow 4%
Purchasing
up arrow 1%
Inventory Management
0%
National Average
$49,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Inventory Control
up arrow 14%
Order Inventory
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 10%