Average Purchasing Assistant Hourly Pay in San Diego, California

$16.47
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The average hourly pay for a Purchasing Assistant in San Diego, California is $16.47.
10%
$11.96
10%
$16.47
50%
$23.63
90%
90%
MEDIAN $16.47
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $24
Total Pay
$25,213 - $50,603

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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.

Career Paths

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Purchasing Assistant
Purchasing Manager
Purchasing Coordinator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Assistant

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

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 $14.25 based on 6 salaries. An early career Purchasing Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.00 based on 12 salaries.
Employees with Purchasing Assistant in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 11.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (5.8% more) and New York, New York (4.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (11.2% less), Houston, Texas (10.5% less) and Los Angeles, California (5.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 18 survey responses.
Entry Level
33.3%
Early Career
66.7%