Average Entry-Level Purchasing Assistant Hourly Pay

$15.03
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$979
Bonus
$1,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Purchasing Assistant is $15.03.
10%
$11.53
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$15.03
50%
$19.55
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90%
MEDIAN $15.03
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $20
Bonus
$99 - $4,085
Profit Sharing
$300 - $2,500
Total Pay
$24,707 - $43,697

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

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Assistant

An early career Purchasing Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) 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. An experienced Purchasing Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.49 based on 274 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 San Jose, California earn an average of 23.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (5.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,713 survey responses.
Early Career
55.0%
Mid Career
24.0%
Experienced
16.0%
Late Career
5.0%