Purchasing Assistant Salary

A Purchasing Assistant earns an average wage of $14.61 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Accounts Payable and Organizing. 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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$28,595 - $49,519
(Median)
$29K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,360
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$11.17 - $18.75
(Median)
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,595 - $49,519  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,508  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $2,000  
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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$24,637 - $44,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 461
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $18.75  
   
Overtime
$15.81 - $27.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,508  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $2,000  
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).
)
$24,637 - $44,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 830
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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.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Assistant Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Purchasing Assistant Salaries

Accounts Payable
up arrow 12%

Organizing
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Purchasing
0%

National Average
$33,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Inventory Control
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%
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