Purchasing Clerk Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Purchasing Clerk is $14.09 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Order Inventory is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Purchasing Clerk Total Pay (?
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$26,089 - $53,188
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MEDIAN: $36,999
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Purchasing Clerk Total Pay (?
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$10.67 - $18.37
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,089 - $53,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,049  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,000  
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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$23,417 - $43,197  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 536
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $18.37  
   
Overtime
$15.29 - $25.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,049  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,000  
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).
)
$23,417 - $43,197  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 536
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Job Description for Purchasing Clerk

The purchasing clerk maintains the backstock of product for resale following the general purchasing policies of their company. They are responsible for procuring a wide range of product at optimal prices (with varying lead times) so that no item is ever out of stock. The purchasing clerk must work closely with the warehouse and suppliers to ensure a smooth supply chain. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the purchasing clerk to stay up to date on the stock of the various suppliers and make decisions accordingly; for example, if a supplier runs out of a specific product, the purchasing clerk may assist the purchasing manager in finding a new source. The purchasing clerk is responsible for maintaining files on all vendors and product purchased. All received products must be reconciled with the purchase orders issued, and the purchasing clerk is responsible for resolving any shortage or pricing issues that arise from an order in a timely fashion.
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Purchasing Clerk 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 Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Portland
up arrow 11%
Houston
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National Average
$31,000
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Experience Affects Purchasing Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Clerk Salaries

Order Inventory
up arrow 15%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Purchasing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$31,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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