How much does a Purchasing Agent make in the United States? The average Purchasing Agent salary in the United States is $62,022 as of September 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $52,631 and $73,092. Salary ranges 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.
Purchasing Agent prepares, verifies, and places purchase orders based on business requirements. Monitors a system to maintain inventory levels and availability. Being a Purchasing Agent resolves issues related to inventory returns, replacements, and credit arrangements. Typically requires a high school diploma. Additionally, Purchasing Agent typically reports to supervisor or manager. The Purchasing Agent works under moderate supervision. Gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Purchasing Agent typically requires 1-3 years of related experience, or may need 0 years of experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description
CafePress Inc. operates as retailer of personalized products in the United States and internationally. The company offers gifts and accessories, including T-shirts and apparel; mugs and drinkware; and home goods, such as custom shower curtains and bed coverings. It conducts its business on its primary United States bas... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2017
What does a Purchasing Agent do?
Purchasing Agent in Addison, IL
Recommend alternative materials and/or suppliers to ensure secure supply.
January 11, 2020
Develops, communicates, and controls purchasing policies and procedures.
February 11, 2020
Maintains and re-calculates reorder points as necessary, maintains demand history for equipment and supplies.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Purchasing Agent in the United States. The base salary for Purchasing Agent ranges from $52,631 to $73,092 with the average base salary of $62,022. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $53,780 to $76,057 with the average total cash compensation of $63,396.