Purchasing Specialist in Houston, Texas Salary

The average wage for a Purchasing Specialist in Houston, Texas is $20.50 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Contract Negotiation and Purchasing.

$34,521 - $79,463
$35K
$57K
$79K
MEDIAN: $56,574
10%
50%
90%

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$17.23 - $23.65
$22
MEDIAN: $22.45
50%

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$0$79K
Salary $34,521 - $79,463
Bonus $1,148
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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$33,969 - $70,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $22.45
Overtime $34.35
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $1,148
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).
)
$33,969 - $70,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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.

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

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Purchasing Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Houston?

Purchasing Specialist in Houston:
"Flooring Company."
Pros: The people my boss and location.
Cons: Traffic, rain,

Key Stats for Purchasing Specialist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Skills That Affect Purchasing Specialist Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲32%

Purchasing
▲17%

Microsoft Excel
▲11%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 21%