Purchasing Agent Salary in the United States

How much does a Purchasing Agent make in the United States? The average Purchasing Agent salary in the United States is $60,714 as of September 26, 2019, but the range typically falls between $51,524 and $71,551. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Skills Associated with Purchasing Agent: Inventory Control Software, Purchasing, Inventory Management

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Salary estimation for Purchasing Agent at companies like : CAFEPRESS INC, HEALTHWAREHOUSE.COM INC, LIQUIDITY SERVICES INC

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Job Description

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 2019 Salary.com)

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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
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