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 $43,942 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,833 - $61,536
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,942
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$12.01 - $20.56
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,833 - $61,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,917  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,552  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$28,905 - $58,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 745
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $20.56  
   
Overtime
$18.75 - $31.73  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,917  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,552  
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).
)
$28,905 - $58,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 452
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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%

Vendor Management
up arrow 6%

Procurement
up arrow 6%

Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Purchasing
0%

National Average
$40,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 4%

Order Inventory
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 212 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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