A Purchasing Assistant earns an average wage of $14.25 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Purchasing Assistant Total Pay (?
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$26,389 - $47,451
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,364
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Purchasing Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.89 - $18.24
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,389 - $47,451  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,564  
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $3,503  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,052  
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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$24,081 - $43,381  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $18.24  
   
Overtime
$15.83 - $26.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,564  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,052  
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $3,503  
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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$24,081 - $43,381  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,267
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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
Chicago
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Tampa
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Charlotte
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Portland
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Los Angeles
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Milwaukee
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National Average
$32,000
Miami
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Phoenix
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Dallas
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Experience Affects Purchasing Assistant Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Purchasing Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Purchasing
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Inventory Control
0%
Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$32,000
Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 246 votes.
Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 18%
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