Entry-Level Purchasing Manager Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Purchasing Manager is $52,560 per year.

$38,304 - $77,595
$38K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,560
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$13.19 - $24.80
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,304 - $77,595  
   
Bonus
$207.29 - $10,228  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,324  
Commission
$7,000  
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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$34,895 - $78,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 906
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.19 - $24.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$20.59 - $35.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$207.29 - $10,228  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,324  
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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$34,895 - $78,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 241

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,026

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Purchasing Manager Advice

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

Purchasing Manager in San Diego:
"Goal oriented, interpersonal skills,"
Be open to suggestion, listen to your employees, be lenient and understanding while giving constructive ideas.

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.

Key Stats for Purchasing Manager

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
26%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Purchasing Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲9%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▲6%

Negotiation
▲5%

Leadership
▲5%

▲4%

Supply Chain
▲4%

Supplier Management
▲2%

Data Analysis
▲2%

Strategic Planning
▼0%

National Average
$51,000


Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Forecasting
▼4%

Vendor Management
▼6%

Budget Management
▼6%

Inventory Control
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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