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Entry-Level Purchasing Manager Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Purchasing Manager is $51,224 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Supply Chain and Contract Negotiation.

$36,699 - $74,794
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,223
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90%

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$12.03 - $22.92
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,699 - $74,794  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,825  
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $8,169  
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,574  
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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$33,706 - $77,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,111
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $22.92  
   
Overtime
$17.46 - $35.18  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,825  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $8,169  
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).
)
$33,706 - $77,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229

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Purchasing Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Purchasing Manager in Albert Lea:
"Ever heard of MRP."
I went from a company that had an MRP system to a company that orders off of historical usage. Very frustrating taking a huge step back.

Purchasing Manager in Roseburg:
"Research skills are a must."
Must be able to react quickly, get along well with a wide variety of personalities, research skills are a must. Become familiar with price agreements, learn to negotiate to your firm's advantage.

Purchasing Manager in Southfield:
"Be Organized!"
Be organized, self sufficient (make decisions with minimal supervision), count on multitasking and working under pressure.

Purchasing Manager in Chicago:
"Tips."
Get a certification, it goes a long way in finding a job and being respected in the industry. Be honest with how you conduct yourself and your business.

Purchasing Manager in Mountain View:
"Attention To Detail And Retention Of Newly Acquired Skills."
Know your duties and responsibilities. Observe and know the current operation of the organization to identify weaknesses and strength and determine where it can be improved. Know each of your personnel's weaknesses and strength who are assigned under your supervision. Create a working environment to welcome teamwork, mentorship, training, incentives and recognition to those who exceed job expectations.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Purchasing Manager Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 18%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 15%

Leadership
up arrow 9%

Procurement
up arrow 7%

Supplier Management
up arrow 7%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 7%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000

Vendor Management
up arrow 1%

Forecasting
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Budget Management
up arrow 7%

Inventory Control
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 265 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 16%
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