A Purchasing Coordinator earns an average salary of $41,157 per year. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Purchasing Coordinator Total Pay (?
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$30,657 - $58,642
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,156
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Purchasing Coordinator Total Pay (?
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$13.18 - $21.86
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,657 - $58,642  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,391  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $8,000  
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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$29,711 - $55,853  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 810
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $21.86  
   
Overtime
$18.37 - $32.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,391  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $8,000  
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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$29,711 - $55,853  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 810
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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.
Purchasing Coordinator Tasks
  • Authorize payments, returns of merchandise, and pricing.
  • Organize and locate inventory in databases and online systems.
  • 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$40,000
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Experience Affects Purchasing Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Purchasing Coordinator Salaries

Budget Management
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Contract Negotiation
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Inventory Management
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Order Inventory
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Microsoft Excel
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Purchasing
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Vendor Relations
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Accounts Payable
0%
National Average
$40,000
SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
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Gender
Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%
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