$54,309
Avg. Salary
$19.85
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,899

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

$6,580

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Purchasing Specialist with Contract Negotiation skills is $19.85 per hour.

The average pay for a Purchasing Specialist with Contract Negotiation skills is $54,309 per year.

$14.13
10%
$19.85
50%
$27.45
90%
MEDIAN $19.85
$39k
10%
$54k
50%
$84k
90%
MEDIAN $54,309
$38,663 - $84,131
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$84K
MEDIAN: $54,309
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$0$84K
Salary $38,663 - $84,131
Bonus $0.00 - $8,678
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,980
Commission $6,580
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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$36,074 - $83,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 189
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $14.13 - $27.45
Overtime $17.52 - $41.16
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,678
Commission $6,580
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,980
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).
)
$36,074 - $83,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 70

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 $47,000 based on 60 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 $50,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 41 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 $65,000 based on 24 salaries.

Key Stats for Purchasing Specialist

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Purchasing Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%