Purchasing Coordinator Salary

The average Purchasing Coordinator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $43K annually. Final cash compensation to Purchasing Coordinators varies from around $30K to approximately $54K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $3K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Purchasing Coordinators survey respondents are women (71 percent). Most Purchasing Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,391 - $56,807
$33K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,800
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$13.12 - $22.17
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MEDIAN: $17.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$33,391 - $56,807  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,585  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$30,291 - $53,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 439
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.12 - $22.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.13  
Overtime
$18.13 - $31.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,585  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$30,291 - $53,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 412

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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.

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. With an annual salary of $61K, Purchasing Manager is the most common role for Purchasing Coordinators to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Inventory Coordinator role — which usually pays $37K — is also typical for Purchasing Coordinators, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Coordinator


Purchasing Coordinators seem to exploit a large range of 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 10 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SAP Materials Management and Order Inventory. It is often found that people who know Inventory Management are also skilled 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: $40,704

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Purchasing Coordinators, 35 percent above the national average. Purchasing Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+25 percent), New York (+23 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Phoenix is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 3 percent. Workers in Los Angeles and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (2 percent less).

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
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Purchasing Coordinator Salaries

▲16%

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Coordinator Salaries

Vendor Management
▲13%

Microsoft Office
▲10%

Contract Negotiation
▲10%

Budget Management
▲10%

Procurement
▲9%


Accounts Payable
▲1%


▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Inventory Management
▼1%

Negotiation
▼1%


Inventory Control
▼2%


SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 17%
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