The average salary for a Purchasing Assistant is C$37,562 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

C$30,350 - C$50,113
C$30K
C$39K
C$50K
MEDIAN: C$38,521
10%
50%
90%
C$12.99 - C$21.56
C$13
C$17
C$22
MEDIAN: C$16.99
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$50K
Salary C$30,350 - C$50,113
Bonus C$291 - C$5,783
Profit Sharing C$1,007
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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C$29,503 - C$50,010
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 141
Hourly Data C$0C$33
Hourly Rate C$12.99 - C$21.56
Overtime C$18.35 - C$33.39
Annual Data C$0C$50K
Bonus C$291 - C$5,783
Profit Sharing C$1,007
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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C$29,503 - C$50,010
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 83

Job Description for Purchasing Assistant

An purchasing assistant helps to purchase products for their company to use or sell. They must be aware of stock and inventory at all times, as well as general sales and revenue trends (such as what is selling well or poorly). A purchasing assistant may be in charge of choosing which products to stock in inventory, as well as forming relationships with distributors and manufacturers.

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Purchasing Assistant Tasks

  • Manage goods throughout the purchasing/receiving process.
  • Maintain accurate records related to purchases.
  • Issue purchase orders.
  • Confirm accuracy of orders.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Assistant


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Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$36,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$39,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$43,000 based on 11 salaries. A Purchasing Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$44,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$37,836

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

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Key Stats for Purchasing Assistant

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Purchasing Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Late-Career
▲15%

▲2%

National Average
C$38,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲6%

▲3%

National Average
C$38,000

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Order Inventory
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 12%