$46,149
Avg. Salary
$17.18
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,185

Bonus

$1,207

Profit Sharing

$5,087

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Purchaser is $17.18 per hour.

The average pay for a Purchaser is $46,149 per year.

$12.95
10%
$17.18
50%
$23.43
90%
MEDIAN $17.18
$33k
10%
$46k
50%
$65k
90%
MEDIAN $46,149
$33,151 - $64,982
$33K
$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $46,149
10%
50%
90%

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$12.95 - $23.43
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.18
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50%
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$0$64K
Salary $33,151 - $64,982
Bonus $101 - $5,860
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,865
Commission $5,087
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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$29,653 - $60,088
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 592
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.95 - $23.43
Hourly Tips $1.05
Overtime $19.33 - $34.48
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $101 - $5,860
Commission $5,087
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,865
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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$29,653 - $60,088
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 682

Job Description for Purchaser

A purchaser is responsible for coordinating purchases of various products and services for their company. They order supplies, inventory, equipment, and services for all departments in the company. They also have to ensure that they are keeping costs under control while not sacrificing quality in the items and services they buy.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Purchaser


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Purchaser Job Listings

Popular Skills for Purchaser

Pay by Experience Level for Purchaser

Pay by Experience for a Purchaser has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchaser with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 385 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchaser with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Purchaser which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 145 salaries. A Purchaser with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

22%

7%

-5%

-6%

National Average: $40,906

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Purchaser Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Purchaser?

Purchaser in Fairfield:
"Lead by example."
In today's retail economy be assertive in your scope and research but frugal in what is regularly stocked. Find the balance between customer demand/service, the appearance of a well stocked inventory and your bottom line.

Purchaser in Minneapolis:
"Not challenging."
Pros: Ease of getting work done.
Cons: Repetition. No daunting task.

Purchaser in Walker:
"Exhausting."
Pros: I like the work, ordering process and inventory.
Cons: I dont get paid enough.

Purchaser in Homer:
"Demanding and rewarding."
Pros: My crew. Customer satisfaction. Responsibility level.
Cons: Lack of company organization. Some of the negativity.

Purchaser in Los Angeles:
Pros: Good learning experience, good culture, work flexibility.
Cons: Inadequate pay, no perks, inadequate vacation time.

Purchaser in Lyndonville:
"Stressful at times, need to be organized and flexiable."
Pros: The people I work with. Constantly learning.
Cons: Employees needing their product and making it an emergency because of lack of planning.

Purchaser in Palmdale:
"Purchaser."
Pros: Learning about the industry and executive management.
Cons: Stress level and poor communication.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Purchaser

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 271 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Purchaser Salaries

▲21%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Purchaser Salaries


▲2%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▼1%

▼2%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 271 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 23%