How much does a Purchasing Agent make in the United States? The average Purchasing Agent salary in the United States is $63,723 as of November 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $54,084 and $75,099. 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 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 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description
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