The average pay for an Entry-Level Purchasing Manager is $52,402 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

$37,333 - $77,961
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,401
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$12.95 - $24.34
(Median)
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,333 - $77,961  
   
Bonus
$203.47 - $10,297  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$34,413 - $78,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 899
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.95 - $24.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$20.54 - $35.63  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$203.47 - $10,297  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,123  
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).
)
$34,413 - $78,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,927

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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 Purchasing Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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Supply Chain
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Negotiation
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Leadership
up arrow 5%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 5%

Procurement
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Supplier Management
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Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Budget Management
up arrow 5%

Forecasting
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Vendor Management
up arrow 7%

Inventory Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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