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Entry-Level Purchasing Manager Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Purchasing Manager is $51,257 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Supply Chain, Contract Negotiation, and Leadership.
$36,400 - $74,875
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,256
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$11.99 - $22.96
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National Salary Data

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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
$36,400 - $74,875  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,912  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $7,071  
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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$33,039 - $77,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,063
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
$11.99 - $22.96  
   
Overtime
$17.37 - $34.21  
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 - $9,912  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $7,071  
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).
)
$33,039 - $77,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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Purchasing Manager Advice

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

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Purchasing Manager Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 20%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 14%

Leadership
up arrow 11%

Procurement
up arrow 6%

Supplier Management
up arrow 6%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 5%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Forecasting
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Vendor Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Inventory Control
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 274 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 16%