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Alternate Job Titles: Purchasing Agent

What is the average hourly pay rate for Purchasing Agent?
The hourly wages for someone with the job title Purchasing Agent may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of hourly wages for people with the job title Purchasing Agent in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Purchasing Agent in the United States that make less than that hourly rate. For example the median expected hourly pay for a typical Purchasing Agent in the United States is $27 an hour, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Purchasing Agent in the United States are expected to make less than $27 an hour.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $27
  • 10%$19
  • 25%$23
  • 75%$32
  • 90%$36

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Job Description for Purchasing Agent

Responsible for purchases made by the organization. Evaluates and approves vendors and authorizes purchase orders for goods or services. Requires a bachelor's degree with at least 8 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager. View Purchasing Agent job description

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Categories:  Materials Management, Purchasing

Industries:  Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Insurance, Internet, Media, MFG Durable, MFG Nondurable, Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Wholesale, Software & Networking, Telecom, Transportation

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