Purchasing Assistant Salary

A Purchasing Assistant earns an average wage of $15.38 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.
Read More
$29,284 - $53,129
$29K
$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,498
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.95 - $20.25
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.38
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,284 - $53,129  
   
Bonus
$389.41 - $3,974  
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).
)
$25,720 - $47,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $20.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.49 - $30.20  
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$389.41 - $3,974  
   
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).
)
$25,720 - $47,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 603

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

Purchasing Assistant Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Assistant


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

Purchasing Assistant Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Purchasing Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 623 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 250 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 160 salaries. A Purchasing Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,343

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Purchasing Assistant

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Purchasing Assistant Salaries

▲18%

▲9%

▲6%

National Average
$34,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Assistant Salaries

Vendor Relations
▲14%

Organizing
▲8%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▲5%

Microsoft Word
▲4%




▲1%


Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

▼1%

Procurement
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 19%