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 $43,558 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,543 - $60,529

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$11.75 - $20.21

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,543 - $60,529  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,824  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $4,880  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,000  
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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$28,385 - $58,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 737
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $20.21  
   
Overtime
$18.19 - $30.78  
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 - $4,824  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,000  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $4,880  
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).
)
$28,385 - $58,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 453
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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.

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"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 21%

Procurement
up arrow 9%

Vendor Management
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Purchasing
0%

National Average
$40,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 5%

Order Inventory
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%
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