Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) in Houston, Texas Salary

A Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $48,454 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Contract Negotiation, Vendor Management, and Inventory Control.

$32,487 - $72,777
$32K
$46K
$73K
MEDIAN: $45,726
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50%
90%

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$11.75 - $24.49
$12
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.76
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$0$75K
Salary $32,487 - $72,777
Bonus $0.00 - $9,787
Profit Sharing $7,000
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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$31,535 - $75,916
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.75 - $24.49
Overtime $30.73
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,787
Profit Sharing $7,000
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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$31,535 - $75,916
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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

A company’s purchasing agent (in fields other that wholesale, retail, or farm products) has extensive knowledge of computers and a company's economic procedures. They use those skills to ensure purchasing and orders run smoothly. Purchasing agents must maintain good relationships with current vendors and buyers, which includes communicating changes in products, any new products that the vendor may be interested in purchasing, and any promotions by the company. The purchasing agent keeps up with current product demands and try to increase sales from vendors and buyers. Purchasing agents also regularly work with sales and marketing departments of the company to identify any products or services of the company that are not selling well to decide whether the product should be taken off the market.

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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.

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

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

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

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 14 salaries. A Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products)

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salaries

Experienced
▲55%

Late-Career
▲53%

Entry-Level
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Retail, or Farm Products) Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲45%

Vendor Management
▲36%

Inventory Control
▲18%

Microsoft Office
▲5%

National Average
$44,000

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Purchasing
▼3%

Inventory Management
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 13%