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

The average Experienced Purchasing Agent earns approximately $51K annually. Cash earnings for Experienced Purchasing Agents — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $35K to approximately $74K. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Purchasing Agents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,872 - $75,150
(Median)
$38K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,377
10%
50%
90%

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$14.02 - $25.10
(Median)
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,872 - $75,150  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,961  
Profit Sharing
$340.09 - $4,108  
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).
)
$35,007 - $73,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 575
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.02 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$20.24 - $36.90  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,961  
   
Profit Sharing
$340.09 - $4,108  
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).
)
$35,007 - $73,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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Skills That Affect Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 11%

Negotiation
up arrow 9%

Data Analysis
up arrow 8%

Procurement
up arrow 4%

Vendor Management
up arrow 3%

Purchasing
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$50,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 9%

Inventory Control
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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