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

The average salary for an Entry-Level Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) is $45,240 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,572 - $63,118
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,240
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$12.89 - $21.50
(Median)
$13
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,572 - $63,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,020  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $4,510  
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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$29,703 - $59,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 402
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.89 - $21.50  
   
Overtime
$18.32 - $33.11  
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $4,510  
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).
)
$29,703 - $59,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,557

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

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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.

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

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 18%

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Procurement
up arrow 7%

Negotiation
up arrow 6%

Vendor Management
up arrow 4%

Purchasing
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$42,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Order Inventory
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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