The average hourly pay for a Purchasing Clerk is $15.32.
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$12 - $20
$252 - $4,921
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$25,221 - $46,370
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Job Description for Purchasing Clerk
The purchasing clerk maintains the backstock of product for resale following the general purchasing policies of their company. They are responsible for procuring a wide range of product at optimal prices (with varying lead times) so that no item is ever out of stock. The purchasing clerk must work closely with the warehouse and suppliers to ensure a smooth supply chain. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the purchasing clerk to stay up to date on the stock of the various suppliers and mak…Read more
Purchasing Clerk Tasks
- Issue purchase orders.
- Confirm accuracy of orders.
- Manage goods throughout the purchasing/receiving process.
- Maintain accurate records related to purchases.
Popular Employer Salaries for Purchasing Clerk
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Popular Skills for Purchasing Clerk
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Purchasing, Order Inventory, Microsoft Office and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Clerk
An entry-level Purchasing Clerk with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.65 based on 44 salaries. An early career Purchasing Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.04 based on 319 salaries. A mid-career Purchasing Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.41 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.85 based on 119 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Purchasing Clerk in their job title in Dayton, Ohio earn an average of 12.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cincinnati, Ohio (12.1% more) and San Diego, California (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (8.6% less), Los Angeles, California (6.5% less) and Las Vegas, Nevada (5.5% less).
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