Average Purchaser Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Purchaser is $17.38.
MEDIAN $17.38
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $24
$103 - $5,872
Profit Sharing
$100 - $5,068
$0 - $5,087
Total Pay
$29,922 - $60,280

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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.

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Popular Skills for Purchaser

Skills in Purchasing, Negotiation and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Order Inventory and Inventory Management.

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 $15.70 based on 237 salaries. An early career Purchaser with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.61 based on 606 salaries. A mid-career Purchaser with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.33 based on 296 salaries. An experienced Purchaser with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.27 based on 273 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Purchaser in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 9.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (8.6% more) and Portland, Oregon (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (9.4% less), Houston, Texas (6.7% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (5.2% less).

Years of Experience

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