Purchasing Coordinator Salary

A Purchasing Coordinator earns an average salary of $42,830 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Vendor Management, Contract Negotiation, Budget Management, and Procurement. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience 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.
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$33,077 - $56,167
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$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,830
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$13.05 - $21.45
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MEDIAN: $17.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$33,077 - $56,167  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,817  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$30,081 - $53,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 442
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.05 - $21.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.13  
Overtime
$18.72 - $31.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,817  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$30,081 - $53,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 384

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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

  • 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.

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,437

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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 135 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Purchasing Coordinator Salaries

▲18%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$40,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Coordinator Salaries

Vendor Management
▲18%

Budget Management
▲11%

Contract Negotiation
▲11%

Procurement
▲10%

Microsoft Office
▲3%

Inventory Management
▼0%

Negotiation
▼0%

Purchasing
▼0%

Inventory Control
▼0%

National Average
$40,000





Data Entry
▼8%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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