Purchasing Coordinator Salary

The average Purchasing Coordinator in the United States earns approximately $42K annually. Total cash compensation for Purchasing Coordinators runs from $30K to $55K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $9K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Purchasing Coordinators survey respondents are women (73 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Work is enjoyable for Purchasing Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,455 - $58,060

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$13.29 - $21.92

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,455 - $58,060  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,565  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $9,150  
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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$30,246 - $55,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.29 - $21.92  
   
Overtime
$18.96 - $33.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,565  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $9,150  
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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$30,246 - $55,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 398
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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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It's not very common for Purchasing Coordinators to move on to become Purchasing Managers. Average pay for a Purchasing Manager is $60K annually. 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


Purchasing Coordinators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Microsoft Excel, Negotiation, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SAP Materials Management and Purchasing. Most people skilled in Inventory Management are similarly competent in 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Purchasing Coordinators make a median salary of $43K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $45K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Purchasing Coordinators that is 36 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Purchasing Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+25 percent), New York (+17 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 11 percent below the national average.

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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
$40,000


Skills That Affect Purchasing Coordinator Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Vendor Relations
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Purchasing
up arrow 6%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 13%
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