Entry-Level Purchasing Manager Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Purchasing Manager is $51,384 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Supply Chain and Contract Negotiation.

$37,256 - $75,321

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$12.03 - $23.55

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,256 - $75,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,766  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $8,130  
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,392  
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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$34,092 - $77,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $23.55  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $35.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,766  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $8,130  
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).
)
$34,092 - $77,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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Purchasing Manager Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Purchasing Manager Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 17%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 12%

Procurement
up arrow 6%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 6%

Leadership
up arrow 6%

Supplier Management
up arrow 5%

Negotiation
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Vendor Management
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Forecasting
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Budget Management
up arrow 8%

Inventory Control
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 248 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 17%
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