Purchasing Coordinator Salary

The average Purchasing Coordinator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $43K per year. Cash earnings for Purchasing Coordinators — including $5K in bonuses and $3K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $31K to $55K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,236 - $57,908
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MEDIAN: $43,299
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$0$57K
Salary $33,236 - $57,908
Bonus $0.00 - $4,679
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,109
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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$30,917 - $54,652
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 449
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $13.39 - $22.39
Hourly Tips $3.13
Overtime $18.50 - $32.33
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,679
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,109
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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$30,917 - $54,652
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 418

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Job Description for Purchasing Coordinator

A purchasing coordinator is responsible for routine and impromptu purchases made by a company from its affiliated vendors. This includes the duties of preparing and processing purchase orders or purchase requests, keeping records of purchases, keeping vendor information up to date, providing training on related applications and policies, and preparing descriptions and bids when necessary. A purchasing coordinator facilitates the acquisition of company supplies and equipment and ensures that vital inventory is kept in stock. Once an order is placed with a vendor, the purchasing coordinator will schedule delivery of the desired items and ensure that the purchase is properly documented and recorded. The purchasing coordinator will guarantee that materials, supplies, and equipment orders are placed in a timely fashion so that the company does not suffer a shortage. The job requires communicating with representatives in other departments of the company for supply orders, keeping those employees up to date on the status of orders that have already been placed, and assisting with any necessary returns. The purchasing coordinator will work closely with the accounting department to resolve problems with invoices and set up accounts with new vendors, and will be the point of contact within the company for any vendor inquiries or issues. No college degree is required to work as a purchasing coordinator, but a successful applicant will have a high school diploma and experience working in a related position. Good communication skills and attention to detail are necessary, and a purchasing coordinator should have no trouble operating standard office equipment including computers, fax machines, and scanners or copiers. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)


Purchasing Coordinator Tasks

  • Coordinating and managing all activities during the purchasing process, such as creating purchase orders, monitoring transportation and invoice creation and follow-through.
  • Analyze and monitor internal, economic, and consumer trends to forecast sales and inventory.
  • Authorize payments, returns of merchandise, and pricing.
  • Organize and locate inventory in databases and online systems.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Coordinator


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Purchasing Coordinators may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Procurement Manager. The latter position pays an average of $78K annually. More often than not, a Purchasing Manager role is the next step for Purchasing Coordinators moving up in the field. Purchasing Managers usually make $61K per year. Many other Purchasing Coordinators choose to take on an Inventory Coordinator role, where salaries are typically $37K.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Coordinator


Purchasing Coordinators seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Vendor Management, Budget Management, Contract Negotiation, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SAP Materials Management and Order Inventory. Those educated in Inventory Management tend to be well versed in Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 513 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 211 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 158 salaries. A Purchasing Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 50 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,152

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

Home to some of the best pay for Purchasing Coordinators, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. Purchasing Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+24 percent), New York (+21 percent), San Diego (+11 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 4 percent below the national average. Workers in Los Angeles and Atlanta earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 3 percent.

Purchasing Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Purchasing Coordinator?

Purchasing Coordinator in Toledo:
Pros: The thing I like the most about my job is that everyday is different. Some days are busier than others. With the purchasing coordinator role, I get the interact with all my co workers, and not just certain areas. In addition, I get a better insight of all the aspects of my company and not just one side.
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Key Stats for Purchasing Coordinator

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Purchasing Coordinator Salaries

▲15%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Coordinator Salaries

Vendor Management
▲12%

Contract Negotiation
▲9%

Budget Management
▲9%

Microsoft Office
▲8%

Procurement
▲8%


Accounts Payable
▼0%

National Average
$41,000


▼1%

Inventory Management
▼2%

Negotiation
▼2%


Inventory Control
▼3%


SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 17%
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