The average hourly pay for an Experienced Purchasing Assistant is $17.49.
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$102 - $5,960
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$30,083 - $55,367
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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. It is important for the purchasing assistant to maintain a positive demeanor, as the ability to cooperate and w…Read more
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
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Purchasing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Order Inventory, Data Entry 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 $15.03 based on 455 salaries. An early career Purchasing Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.56 based on 942 salaries. A mid-career Purchasing Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.27 based on 411 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Purchasing Assistant in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 34.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (8.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (14.2% less), Los Angeles, California (10.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.1% less).
Years of Experience
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