Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) with Contract Negotiation Skills Salary

Purchasing Agents with Contract Negotiation skills can expect wages of $54K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Purchasing Agents with Contract Negotiation skills vary widely between $36K and $78K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Purchasing Agents with Contract Negotiation skills are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,041 - $79,144
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,219
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$13.60 - $25.45
(Median)
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,041 - $79,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,016  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $7,241  
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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$35,903 - $77,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 461
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.60 - $25.45  
   
Overtime
$20.20 - $37.62  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,016  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $7,241  
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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$35,903 - $77,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Purchasing Agents with Contract Negotiation skills, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $48K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $56K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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