Average Purchaser Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Purchaser in United Kingdom is £22,045.
MEDIAN £22,045
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£18k - £33k
£306 - £5k
Total Pay
£18k - £36k

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Job Description for Purchaser

Purchaser Tasks
  • 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.

Career Paths

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Purchasing Manager
Purchasing Coordinator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Purchaser

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Inventory Management, Order Inventory, Negotiation and Purchasing.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchaser

An early career Purchaser with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £21,286 based on 45 salaries. A mid-career Purchaser with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £22,104 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Purchaser with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £21,434 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £27,603.

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Years of Experience

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