The average salary for a Purchaser with Purchasing skills in Canada is C$50,036.
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Job Description for Purchaser
A purchaser is responsible for coordinating purchases of various products and services for their company. They order supplies, inventory, equipment, and services for all departments in the company. They also have to ensure that they are keeping costs under control while not sacrificing quality in the items and services they buy. They submit purchase orders in accordance with their company's policies and also verify that the order has been placed and that delivery has occurred. They also reconc…Read more
- Procure and contract for goods and services in a specific industry.
- Take corrective action when defective goods are received.
- Inventory existing property and conduct audits.
- Test and evaluate sample products, draw up and approve requisitions, and ensure adequate supply.
- Research and identify vendors, and negotiate to achieve desired quality, price, and timetables.
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Popular Skills for Purchaser
Skills in Inventory Management, Negotiation, Order Inventory, Microsoft Excel and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Purchaser
An entry-level Purchaser with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$40,132 based on 13 salaries. An early career Purchaser with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$47,517 based on 224 salaries. A mid-career Purchaser with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$50,886 based on 165 salaries. An experienced Purchaser with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,156 based on 139 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$56,322.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Purchaser in their job title in Mississauga, Ontario earn an average of 9.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (8.4% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toronto, Ontario (7.6% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (2.6% less) and Burnaby, British Columbia (0.5% less).
Years of Experience
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