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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 $42,382 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.
$30,964 - $59,268
(Median)
31K
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50K
59K
MEDIAN: $42,382
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$11.45 - $20.13
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,964 - $59,268  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,185  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $5,164  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,500  
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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$27,804 - $57,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 747
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $20.13  
   
Overtime
$16.57 - $30.93  
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 - $4,185  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $5,164  
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).
)
$27,804 - $57,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 451
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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 19%

Procurement
up arrow 8%

Vendor Management
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Purchasing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 258 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%