Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) with Vendor Management Skills Salary

Purchasing Agents with Vendor Management skills take home approximately $50K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Purchasing Agents with Vendor Management skills varies from around $32K to approximately $69K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $13K, respectively. Residence and tenure 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. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Purchasing Agents with Vendor Management skills making up 53 percent of survey respondents. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,583 - $70,498
(Median)
$39K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,245
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50%
90%

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$13.78 - $23.29
(Median)
$14
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,583 - $70,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $12,723  
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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$31,925 - $68,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $23.29  
   
Overtime
$16.64 - $37.51  
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 - $5,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $12,723  
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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$31,925 - $68,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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 many Purchasing Agents with Vendor Management skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $43K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Purchasing Agents with Vendor Management skills make a median salary of $51K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Purchasing Agent with more than 20 years of experience can earn $55K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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