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

The average Experienced Purchasing Agent earns approximately $52K annually. Cash earnings for Experienced Purchasing Agents — including $7K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $34K to $75K depending on individual performance. Women make up the majority of Experienced Purchasing Agents (60 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The majority of Experienced Purchasing Agents claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$37,056 - $75,860
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,607
10%
50%
90%

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$14.12 - $25.26
(Median)
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,056 - $75,860  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,937  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $4,137  
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).
)
$34,073 - $74,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 546
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
$14.12 - $25.26  
   
Overtime
$19.21 - $37.04  
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 - $6,937  
   
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $4,137  
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).
)
$34,073 - $74,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201

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Skills That Affect Experienced Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 11%

Data Analysis
up arrow 10%

Procurement
up arrow 7%

Negotiation
up arrow 7%

Vendor Management
up arrow 5%

Purchasing
0%

National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
up arrow 13%

Inventory Control
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 11%