The average salary for a Purchasing Officer is AU$55,285 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$42,980 - AU$74,305
AU$43K
AU$55K
AU$74K
MEDIAN: AU$55,260
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.76 - AU$34.02
AU$20
AU$25
AU$34
MEDIAN: AU$25.04
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$74K
Salary AU$42,980 - AU$74,305
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$7,139
Profit Sharing AU$4,913
Commission AU$0.00
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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AU$42,936 - AU$74,512
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 529
Hourly Data AU$0AU$44
Hourly Rate AU$19.76 - AU$34.02
Overtime AU$1.53 - AU$44.45
Annual Data AU$0AU$74K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$7,139
Commission AU$0.00
Profit Sharing AU$4,913
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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AU$42,936 - AU$74,512
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 162

Job Description for Purchasing Officer

Purchasing officer positions are available in a wide variety of organizations and businesses, ranging from hotels to government agencies to universities. Although job requirements vary by company and position, common requirements include at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. A minimum of five years of experience dealing with contracts and/or purchasing is also needed; most organizations stipulate that at least part of this must have been in a management or supervisory role.

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Purchasing Officer Tasks

  • Procure, negotiate, and contract for necessary supplies, goods and materials.
  • Track inventory and purchases, evaluating vendors.
  • Request quotes, solicit bids, and evaluate results to select the appropriate vendors.
  • Work with users and consumers to meet demands and follow guidelines.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Officer


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Popular Skills for Purchasing Officer

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Officer

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$53,000 based on 404 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$58,000 based on 136 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 72 salaries. A Purchasing Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$55,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$54,984

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Purchasing Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Purchasing Officer?

Purchasing Officer in Newcastle:
"Great Conditions."
Pros: I like that it is different everyday and always busy. My co-workers are also very nice.
Cons:

Purchasing Officer in somersby:
"Talking To People And Bartering For Better Deals."
Pros: Dealing with people.
Cons: Rude people.

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Key Stats for Purchasing Officer

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Purchasing Officer Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
AU$55,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Officer Salaries

▲2%


▲2%

Inventory Control
▼0%

National Average
AU$55,000


▼4%

▼10%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 95%