How much does a Pharmacy Purchasing Agent make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Pharmacy Purchasing Agent in the United States is $27 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $25 and $30. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Pharmacy Purchasing Agent Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Pay Rate Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Pharmacy Purchasing Agent Salary $23 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Pharmacy Purchasing Agent Salary $25 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Pharmacy Purchasing Agent Salary $27 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Pharmacy Purchasing Agent Salary $30 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Pharmacy Purchasing Agent Salary $33 US May 28, 2024
25% $25 10% $23 90% $33 75% $30 $27 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Oncology: Designing, constructing, and repairing dental prosthetics and restorative and orthodontic devices to help patients correct dental conditions.

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Oncology 1.7%
Consultative Selling 1.33%
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Job Description for Pharmacy Purchasing Agent

Pharmacy Purchasing Agent liaisons between buyers and manufacturer's representatives to ensure that the organization purchases pharmaceuticals, supplies and equipment that meet quality standards while minimizing costs. Ensures adequate levels of drugs and supplies are available in the inpatient and outpatient pharmacies and that purchases do not exceed budget. Being a Pharmacy Purchasing Agent requires a high school diploma. Requires certification as a pharmacy technician and licensure from the State Board of Pharmacy. Additionally, Pharmacy Purchasing Agent typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Pharmacy Purchasing Agent occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. To be a Pharmacy Purchasing Agent typically requires 2 -4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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  • Overview. We are looking for a reliable and strategic Purchasing Agent to join our growing team. You will manage procurement activities, negotiate with sup...
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  • Summary This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Inter...
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  • Duties * You will analyze purchase requests for adequate purchase descriptions, proper authorizations, proper funding, and other special approvals to ensur...
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  • Part-time position. Process purchase orders for approved internal requisitions as well as Government initiated Order Requests. A knowledge of and working e...
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Career Path for Pharmacy Purchasing Agent

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Pharmacy Purchasing Agent, the first career path typically progresses to Pharmacy Technician Supervisor.

Additionally, the second career path typically progresses to Pharmacy Information Systems Manager.

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Pharmacy Purchasing Agent salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Pharmacy Purchasing Agent, the highest Pharmacy Purchasing Agent salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Pharmacy Purchasing Agent salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Pharmacy Purchasing Agent salary is in Miami, FL, where the Pharmacy Purchasing Agent salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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