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Purchasing Coordinator Salary

Pay for Purchasing Coordinators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $42K annually. Total incomes of Purchasing Coordinators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $9K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $56K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Purchasing Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Purchasing Coordinators survey respondents are women (73 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,159 - $58,402
(Median)
$32K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $42,277
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$13.31 - $22.01
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,159 - $58,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,592  
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $9,274  
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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$30,216 - $55,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 529
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.31 - $22.01  
   
Overtime
$19.54 - $33.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,592  
   
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $9,274  
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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$30,216 - $55,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 373

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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.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Coordinator


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Purchasing Coordinators who advance into the role of a Purchasing Manager are fairly uncommon. Purchasing Managers on average earn $60K per year. Going from Purchasing Coordinator to Inventory Coordinator is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Inventory Coordinators is $37K. Many others choose to work as Buyers, where pay is typically $46K.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Coordinator


Survey results suggest that Purchasing Coordinators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Negotiation, Microsoft Excel, and Vendor Relations are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include SAP Materials Management and Purchasing. For most people, competency in Inventory Management indicates knowledge of Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Coordinator

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


For many Purchasing Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. Purchasing Coordinators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $44K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Purchasing Coordinators in Austin receive some of the highest pay in the country. Purchasing Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+20 percent), New York (+16 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Cincinnati (+13 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 12 percent below the national average. Employers in Miami and Nashville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Purchasing Coordinator Reviews

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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Experience Affects Purchasing Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Purchasing Coordinator Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 12%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Vendor Relations
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Order Inventory
0%

National Average
$41,000

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Purchasing
up arrow 4%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%
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