Purchasing Assistant Salary

A Purchasing Assistant earns an average wage of $15.38 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Vendor Relations is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$29,392 - $56,115
$29K
$39K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,384
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50%
90%

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$12.12 - $20.53
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.81
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$0$56K
Salary $29,392 - $56,115
Bonus $294 - $4,363
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$26,111 - $48,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 286
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $12.12 - $20.53
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $18.36 - $32.21
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $294 - $4,363
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$26,111 - $48,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 614

Job Description for Purchasing Assistant

An purchasing assistant helps to purchase products for their company to use or sell. They must be aware of stock and inventory at all times, as well as general sales and revenue trends (such as what is selling well or poorly). A purchasing assistant may be in charge of choosing which products to stock in inventory, as well as forming relationships with distributors and manufacturers.

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Purchasing Assistant Tasks

  • Issue purchase orders.
  • Confirm accuracy of orders.
  • Manage goods throughout the purchasing/receiving process.
  • Maintain accurate records related to purchases.

Common Career Paths for Purchasing Assistant


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Purchasing Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Purchasing Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 623 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 250 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 160 salaries. A Purchasing Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,205

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

Purchasing Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Purchasing Assistant?

Purchasing Assistant in Caldwell:
"Office setting, corporate culture, micromanagement style."
Pros: Discount, flexibility, people I work with.
Cons: Management, commute, limited promotion opportunities.

Purchasing Assistant in 80210:
"Chaotic. Fast paced."
Pros: I like interacting with multiple people from different division and seeing how every job functions.
Cons: I don't like inexperience people who don't know what they need or want. I don't like workers with no backbone or brains.

Purchasing Assistant in Cedar Grove:
"Position is fine, company...not so much!"
Pros: Some of the people. Some of my co-workers are very nice.
Cons: The facility, the management, lack of benefits and poor treatment of employees.

Purchasing Assistant in Fond Du Lac:
"Purchasing Assistant Job."
Pros: Office conditions, perks, insurance, management.
Cons: Pay, some of the job tasks that are involved that go above and beyond my job description.

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Key Stats for Purchasing Assistant

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 172 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Purchasing Assistant Salaries

▲15%

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$35,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Assistant Salaries

Vendor Relations
▲11%

Organizing
▲5%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▲2%

Microsoft Word
▲1%


National Average
$35,000



▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%


Procurement
▼3%

▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 19%