Average Purchasing Assistant with Purchasing Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Purchasing Assistant with Purchasing skills is $16.13.
MEDIAN $16.13
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $21
$195 - $3,969
Profit Sharing
$261 - $7,149
$0 - $2,500
Total Pay
$27,544 - $49,024

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Job Description for Purchasing Assistant

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

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Assistant

Skills in Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Order Inventory, Microsoft Excel and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Assistant

An entry-level Purchasing Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.19 based on 226 salaries. An early career Purchasing Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.66 based on 526 salaries. A mid-career Purchasing Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.55 based on 258 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.63 based on 182 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Purchasing Assistant in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 10.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.6% more) and San Diego, California (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (6.0% less), Houston, Texas (5.4% less) and Miami, Florida (5.2% less).

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