The average salary for a Purchasing Assistant is £18,430.
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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. It is important for the purchasing assistant to maintain a positive demeanor, as the ability to cooperate and w…Read more
Purchasing Assistant Tasks
- Issue purchase orders.
- Confirm accuracy of orders.
- Manage goods throughout the purchasing/receiving process.
- Maintain accurate records related to purchases.
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Popular Skills for Purchasing Assistant
Skills in Purchasing, Microsoft Excel, Data Entry and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Order Inventory.
Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Assistant
An entry-level Purchasing Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £17,652 based on 63 salaries. An early career Purchasing Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £18,152 based on 136 salaries. A mid-career Purchasing Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £20,073 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £20,718 based on 22 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Purchasing Assistant in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 19.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Lincoln, England: Lincolnshire (3.0% more) and Manchester, England: Manchester (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Tyne and Wear (17.7% less), Northampton, England: Northamptonshire (4.6% less) and Stoke-on-Trent, England: Staffordshire (2.3% less).
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