A Purchasing Assistant earns an average wage of $15.29 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Vendor Relations 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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$29,107 - $52,329
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$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $38,584
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90%

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$11.94 - $20.24
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MEDIAN: $15.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,107 - $52,329  
   
Bonus
$390.13 - $3,943  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$25,631 - $47,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $20.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.40 - $30.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$390.13 - $3,943  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$25,631 - $47,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 626

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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

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

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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: $34,136

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Purchasing Assistant Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Purchasing Assistant

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
052
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Purchasing Assistant Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Purchasing Assistant Salaries

Vendor Relations
up arrow 15%

Organizing
up arrow 8%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%





Purchasing
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Procurement
0%

National Average
$34,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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