Purchasing Assistant Salary

A Purchasing Assistant earns an average wage of $14.78 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Organizing is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$28,778 - $49,647
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,637
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$11.50 - $18.76
(Median)
$12
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,778 - $49,647  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,548  
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $2,018  
Commission
$2,150  
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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$24,986 - $45,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 515
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $18.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.77 - $28.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,548  
   
Commission
$2,150  
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $2,018  
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).
)
$24,986 - $45,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 924
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Job Description for Purchasing Assistant

An purchasing assistant helps to purchase products for their company to use or sell. They must be aware of stock and inventory at all times, as well as general sales and revenue trends (such as what is selling well or poorly). A purchasing assistant may be in charge of choosing which products to stock in inventory, as well as forming relationships with distributors and manufacturers.

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Purchasing Assistant Tasks

  • Manage goods throughout the purchasing/receiving process.
  • Maintain accurate records related to purchases.
  • Issue purchase orders.
  • Confirm accuracy of orders.

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Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Assistant

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,182

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Purchasing Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Purchasing Assistant?

Purchasing Assistant in 80210:
"Chaotic. Fast paced."
Pros: I like interacting with multiple people from different division and seeing how every job functions.
Cons: I don't like inexperience people who don't know what they need or want. I don't like workers with no backbone or brains.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Assistant Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Purchasing Assistant Salaries

Organizing
up arrow 11%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%

Procurement
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
0%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$33,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 258 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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