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

The average salary for an Entry-Level Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) is $42,563 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Total Pay (?
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$30,650 - $60,252
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,562
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Entry-Level Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Total Pay (?
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$11.77 - $20.19
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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,650 - $60,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,867  
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $5,434  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$27,812 - $57,482  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,296
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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $20.19  
   
Overtime
$16.60 - $31.63  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,867  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $5,434  
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).
)
$27,812 - $57,482  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,296
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Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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Houston
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Pittsburgh
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$39,000
Omaha
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Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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.

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

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 23%
Procurement
up arrow 9%
Vendor Management
up arrow 6%
Data Analysis
up arrow 4%
Negotiation
up arrow 4%
National Average
$39,000
Purchasing
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Inventory Management
up arrow 4%
Inventory Control
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
Order Inventory
up arrow 5%
Quickbooks
up arrow 25%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 280 votes.
Gender
Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%
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