Purchasing Assistant Salary (United States)

A Purchasing Assistant earns an average wage of $14.52 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.
Purchasing Assistant Salary (?
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$26,694 - $48,694
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,914
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Purchasing Assistant Salary (?
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$10.93 - $18.41
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,694 - $48,694  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,487  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $2,043  
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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$24,240 - $43,980  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 454
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $18.41  
   
Overtime
$15.64 - $26.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,487  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $2,043  
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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$24,240 - $43,980  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 788
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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

Atlanta
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Minneapolis
up arrow 14%
Chicago
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San Diego
up arrow 8%
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Tampa
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National Average
$33,000
Milwaukee
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Miami
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Dallas
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Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Purchasing Assistant Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Purchasing Assistant Salaries

Organizing
up arrow 13%
Purchasing
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
National Average
$33,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Inventory Control
up arrow 1%
Data Entry
up arrow 2%
Order Inventory
up arrow 2%
Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 268 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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