The average salary for a Purchasing Assistant in Houston, Texas is $43,419.
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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
Skills in Purchasing, Data Entry, Microsoft Office and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.
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 $41,195 based on 28 salaries. A mid-career Purchasing Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,803 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,452 based on 7 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Purchasing Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 1.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (26.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (16.7% less) and Seattle, Washington (11.0% less).
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