Entry-Level Purchasing Coordinator Salary

An Entry-Level Purchasing Coordinator earns an average wage of $16.55 per hour. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

$32,378 - $54,499
$32K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $41,455
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50%
90%

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$12.97 - $21.49
$13
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.77
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$0$54K
Salary $32,378 - $54,499
Bonus $0.00 - $4,515
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,081
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,534 - $52,361
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 509
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $12.97 - $21.49
Hourly Tips $3.13
Overtime $18.38 - $32.39
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,515
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,081
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$29,534 - $52,361
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 498

Job Description for Purchasing Coordinator

A purchasing coordinator is responsible for routine and impromptu purchases made by a company from its affiliated vendors. This includes the duties of preparing and processing purchase orders or purchase requests, keeping records of purchases, keeping vendor information up to date, providing training on related applications and policies, and preparing descriptions and bids when necessary. A purchasing coordinator facilitates the acquisition of company supplies and equipment and ensures that vital inventory is kept in stock. Once an order is placed with a vendor, the purchasing coordinator will schedule delivery of the desired items and ensure that the purchase is properly documented and recorded. The purchasing coordinator will guarantee that materials, supplies, and equipment orders are placed in a timely fashion so that the company does not suffer a shortage. The job requires communicating with representatives in other departments of the company for supply orders, keeping those employees up to date on the status of orders that have already been placed, and assisting with any necessary returns. The purchasing coordinator will work closely with the accounting department to resolve problems with invoices and set up accounts with new vendors, and will be the point of contact within the company for any vendor inquiries or issues. No college degree is required to work as a purchasing coordinator, but a successful applicant will have a high school diploma and experience working in a related position. Good communication skills and attention to detail are necessary, and a purchasing coordinator should have no trouble operating standard office equipment including computers, fax machines, and scanners or copiers. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Purchasing Coordinator Tasks

  • Coordinating and managing all activities during the purchasing process, such as creating purchase orders, monitoring transportation and invoice creation and follow-through.
  • Analyze and monitor internal, economic, and consumer trends to forecast sales and inventory.
  • Authorize payments, returns of merchandise, and pricing.
  • Organize and locate inventory in databases and online systems.

Purchasing Coordinator Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,570

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Purchasing Coordinator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Purchasing Coordinator in Walla Walla:
"Company mission, poicies and procedures, the company cultura."
Understand the company's mission, review policies and proc.

Purchasing Coordinator in Bangor:
"Good Old Boy Network."
Go for it upon entry.

Key Stats for Purchasing Coordinator

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 172 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
14%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Coordinator Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲18%

Microsoft Office
▲5%

Customer Service
▲3%

Microsoft Excel
▲2%

National Average
$40,000

Vendor Relations
▼1%


Negotiation
▼4%

Purchasing
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%