$46,535
Avg. Salary
$17.61
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,015

Bonus

$1,925

Profit Sharing

$3,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator is $17.61 per hour.

The average pay for a Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator is $46,535 per year.

10%
$13.25
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$17.61
50%
$23.54
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MEDIAN $17.61
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$34k
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$47k
50%
$64k
90%
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MEDIAN $46,535
$34,177 - $63,953
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MEDIAN: $46,535
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$0$63K
Salary $34,177 - $63,953
Bonus $0.00 - $5,685
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,047
Commission $3,000
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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$30,329 - $58,889
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 492
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $13.25 - $23.54
Hourly Tips $0.47
Overtime $19.40 - $33.21
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,685
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,047
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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$30,329 - $58,889
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 615

Job Description for Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator

Purchasing coordinators are responsible for all aspects of an organization's purchasing. They must identify what products are to be purchased, working closely with other departments in the organization and customers to determine current and future purchasing needs. Then, purchasing coordinators must identify the best supplier for their needs; they compare prices, investigate quality issues, and research delivery times for each supplier and weigh these aspects with the organization’s needs to determine the best supplier for each item. Finally, upon delivery, they confirm all purchases and resolve any delivery failures.

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Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator Tasks
  • Coordinating and managing all activities during the purchasing process, such as creating purchase orders, monitoring transportation and invoice creation and follow-through.
  • Analyze and monitor internal, economic, and consumer trends to forecast sales and inventory.
  • Authorize payments, returns of merchandise, and pricing.
  • Organize and locate inventory in databases and online systems.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator


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Inventory Coordinators who transition into a Procurement Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $78K per year. Career advancement for the typical Inventory Coordinator often leads to becoming a Buyer or a Purchasing Manager; median salaries in these positions are $6K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator


Survey results imply that Inventory Coordinators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Forecasting, Purchasing, Inventory Management, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Shipping and Customer Service. Those familiar with Inventory Control also tend to know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 253 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 154 salaries. An experienced Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 154 salaries. A Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 66 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

6%

-12%

National Average: $41,894

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

With a pay rate for Inventory Coordinators that is 11 percent greater than the national average, St. Louis offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Inventory Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+11 percent), Houston (+8 percent), St. Paul (+7 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Tulsa is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (13 percent lower) and Cleveland (11 percent lower).

Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator?

Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator in Washougal:
"Small town, great relationships."
Pros: Working in the port allows you to work with other types of businesses
Cons: The travel time to and from home

Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator in San Francisco:
Pros: Diversity.
Cons: Traffic, no parking, expensive.

Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator in Thousand Oaks:
Pros: Culture, food.
Cons: Cost of living.

Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator in Pearland:
"The go-to guy."
Pros: The independency and decision making process.
Cons: Sitting on a chair too many hours.

Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator in Thomasville:
"It's ok."
Pros: Some of the people, schedule.
Cons: Some of the people, pay.

Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator in Batavia:
"People."
Get ready to fight for best pricing all the time!

Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator in Islip:
"The Management."
Pros: -relaxed work environment. -likable co-workers.
Cons: -not recognized for hard work or extra effort (under-appreciated) -management doesn't understand my daily tasks and workload. -increased responsibility with no pay increase. -lack of upward mobility/promotion.

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Key Stats for Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 292 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator Salaries

▲10%

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$42,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Purchasing / Inventory Coordinator Salaries

Forecasting
▲15%

▲8%




National Average
$42,000

Procurement
▼1%


Contract Negotiation
▼2%

Customer Service
▼9%

Shipping
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 292 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 21%