The average salary for a Purchasing Specialist is C$55,365 per year. A skill in Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

C$40,084 - C$74,993
C$40K
C$57K
C$75K
MEDIAN: C$57,102
10%
50%
90%
C$13.79 - C$29.36
C$14
C$21
C$29
MEDIAN: C$20.72
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$75K
Salary C$40,084 - C$74,993
Bonus C$0.00 - C$9,863
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$37,631 - C$75,127
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 74
Hourly Data C$0C$40
Hourly Rate C$13.79 - C$29.36
Overtime C$33.00
Annual Data C$0C$75K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$9,863
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$37,631 - C$75,127
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Purchasing Specialist

Purchasing specialists typically hold manager-level positions charged with making purchases necessary for their organization's operations. The day-to-day duties performed by these specialists vary depending on the needs of the company. However, generally, a purchasing specialist works in a service-oriented business and oversees the purchasing and inventory of operating supplies rather than retail goods. Hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and companies that repair, maintain, or conduct construction work typically have a purchasing specialist.

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Purchasing Specialist Tasks

  • Predict required packaging or resources according to customer requests and coordinate with vendors to obtain products.
  • Resolve billing issues and any conflicts between the company and the vendors.
  • Maintain working relationships with vendors, evaluate vendor contract terms, and negotiate prices.
  • Place, schedule, and follow-up on orders to ensure accuracy and timely delivery.

Purchasing Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$49,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$54,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$67,000 based on 9 salaries. A Purchasing Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$70,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Purchasing Specialist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Purchasing Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲21%

National Average
C$55,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Specialist Salaries

Negotiation
▲21%

National Average
C$55,000

Purchasing
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 21%