$49,228
Avg. Salary
$18.38
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,964

Bonus

$1,555

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Purchasing Specialist with Purchasing skills is $18.38 per hour.

The average pay for a Purchasing Specialist with Purchasing skills is $49,228 per year.

$14.68
10%
$18.38
50%
$24.74
90%
MEDIAN $18.38
$36k
10%
$49k
50%
$73k
90%
MEDIAN $49,228
$35,886 - $72,887
$36K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,228
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50%
90%

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$14.68 - $24.74
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$0$72K
Salary $35,886 - $72,887
Bonus $0.00 - $7,030
Profit Sharing $800 - $6,750
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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$32,822 - $68,400
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 503
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.68 - $24.74
Overtime $18.58 - $38.63
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,030
Profit Sharing $800 - $6,750
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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$32,822 - $68,400
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 336

Job Description for Purchasing Specialist

Purchasing specialists typically hold manager-level positions charged with making purchases necessary for their organization's operations. The day-to-day duties performed by these specialists vary depending on the needs of the company. However, generally, a purchasing specialist works in a service-oriented business and oversees the purchasing and inventory of operating supplies rather than retail goods. Hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and companies that repair, maintain, or conduct construction work typically have a purchasing specialist.

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Purchasing Specialist Tasks
  • Predict required packaging or resources according to customer requests and coordinate with vendors to obtain products.
  • Resolve billing issues and any conflicts between the company and the vendors.
  • Maintain working relationships with vendors, evaluate vendor contract terms, and negotiate prices.
  • Place, schedule, and follow-up on orders to ensure accuracy and timely delivery.

Purchasing Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 186 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 95 salaries. A Purchasing Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 46 salaries.

Key Stats for Purchasing Specialist

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 220 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Purchasing Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%