How much does a Purchasing Agent make in the United States? The average Purchasing Agent salary in the United States is $64,361 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $55,418 and $75,453. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Agent initiates purchase orders based on business requirements and inventory levels. Administers purchasing and contract database. Being a Purchasing Agent monitors vendor pricing and availability. Expedites delayed orders. Additionally, Purchasing Agent resolves issues related to inventory returns, replacements, and credit arrangements. Requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or team leader. The Purchasing Agent works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be a Purchasing Agent typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2022 View full job description

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