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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 $43,161 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,298 - $60,397
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,161
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$11.68 - $20.25
(Median)
$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,298 - $60,397  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,505  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $5,022  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,896  
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).
)
$28,328 - $58,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 736
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
$11.68 - $20.25  
   
Overtime
$17.96 - $30.60  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,505  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,896  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $5,022  
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).
)
$28,328 - $58,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 447

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

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 20%

Procurement
up arrow 8%

Vendor Management
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Purchasing
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 5%

Order Inventory
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%
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