Average Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salary

$49,959
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,490
Bonus
$4,500
Commission
$1,563
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) is $49,959.
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$38k
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$50k
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$71k
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MEDIAN $49,959
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United States (change)
Salary
$38k - $71k
Bonus
$513 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$348 - $5k
Commission
$2k - $6k
Total Pay
$32k - $67k

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Job Description for Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products)

Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products)

The top respondents for the job title Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) are from the companies Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc., The Boeing Company and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $79,000. Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. pays the lowest at around $61,256.

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products)

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

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products)

An entry-level Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,225 based on 278 salaries. An early career Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,393 based on 996 salaries. A mid-career Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,938 based on 594 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,269 based on 581 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,772.
Employees with Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 32.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (12.5% more) and St. Louis, Missouri (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (17.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,755 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.1%
Early Career
36.2%
Mid Career
21.6%
Experienced
21.1%
Late Career
11.1%

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