Average Purchasing Clerk Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Purchasing Clerk is $15.32.
MEDIAN $15.32
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $20
$252 - $4,921
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3,250
$0 - $3,250
Total Pay
$25,221 - $46,370

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Job Description for Purchasing Clerk

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

Career Paths

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Purchasing Clerk
Purchasing Manager
Purchasing Agent (but not Wholesale, Ret...
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Purchasing Clerk

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.
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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