The average hourly pay for a Purchaser in Houston, Texas is $16.22.
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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. They submit purchase orders in accordance with their company's policies and also verify that the order has been placed and that delivery has occurred. They also reconc…Read more
- 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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Skills in Purchasing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Control, Microsoft Excel, Inventory Management and Order Inventory.
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 $15.66 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Purchaser with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.24 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Purchaser with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.00 based on 6 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Purchaser in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 26.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (20.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (19.4% more).
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