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Average Purchaser Hourly Pay

$18.02
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,445
Bonus
$7,500
Commission
$1,939
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Purchaser is $18.02.
10%
$13.77
MEDIAN
$18.02
90%
$24.31
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $24
Bonus
$198 - $6,171
Profit Sharing
$199 - $5,558
Commission
$0 - $7,500
Total Pay
$30,620 - $62,350
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What Do Purchasers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Purchaser

3.8 out of 5
(285)
Highly Satisfied
46Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Purchaser

The top respondents for the job title Purchaser are from the companies Cascade DAFO, Waukegan Tire and Waukegan Tire. Reported salaries are highest at Waukegan Tire where the average pay is $24.31. Cascade DAFO pays the lowest at around $18.04.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Purchaser. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Purchaser
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Purchasers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Purchasers?

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 $16.37 based on 50 salaries. An early career Purchaser with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.49 based on 556 salaries. A mid-career Purchaser with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.43 based on 238 salaries. An experienced Purchaser with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.66 based on 211 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 Los Angeles, California earn an average of 11.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (11.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (6.5% less) and Portland, Oregon (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,160 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.3%
Early Career
47.9%
Mid Career
20.5%
Experienced
18.2%
Late Career
9.1%