Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Purchasing Agent make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$67,496 / yrTotal Pay
$50,096 / yrBase Pay
$17,400 / yrAdditional Pay

$67,496

 / yr
$18K$278K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Purchasing Agent is $67,496 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $50,096 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $17,400 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are some related job titles for Purchasing Agent?

Some related job titles are Assistant Buyer Salaries with median pay of $69,154, Buyer Salaries with median pay of $76,324, Contract Specialist Salaries with median pay of $68,321, Procurement Salaries with median pay of $75,998.

What are total pay estimates for a Purchasing Agent at different companies?

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Total Pay Range
Kiewit Corporation
3.8
Purchasing Agent

27 salaries

1,048 open jobs

$62,916

 / yr
US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7
Purchasing Agent

22 salaries

5,713 open jobs

$55,127

 / yr
America's Car-Mart
3.7
Purchasing Agent

22 salaries

178 open jobs

$48,855

 / yr
Marriott International
4.1
Purchasing Agent

21 salaries

44,764 open jobs

$52,367

 / yr
Meritage Homes
4.5
Purchasing Agent

19 salaries

253 open jobs

$58,413

 / yr
D.R. Horton
3.9
Purchasing Agent

17 salaries

679 open jobs

$51,706

 / yr
PulteGroup
4.3
Purchasing Agent

16 salaries

596 open jobs

$54,056

 / yr

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Lennar
3.8
Purchasing Agent

14 salaries

673 open jobs

$56,300

 / yr
Ferguson Enterprises
3.9
Purchasing Agent

13 salaries

1,070 open jobs

$54,200

 / yr
Rosendin
3.9
Purchasing Agent

13 salaries

164 open jobs

$61,458

 / yr
Taylor Morrison
4.6
Purchasing Agent

12 salaries

$51,820

 / yr
Boeing
3.8
Purchasing Agent

12 salaries

4,478 open jobs

$66,601

 / yr
SHI International
3.3
Purchasing Agent

10 salaries

429 open jobs

$48,946

 / yr
Ashton Woods Homes
4.0
Purchasing Agent

10 salaries

46 open jobs

$55,300

 / yr
US Defense Logistics Agency
4.0
Purchasing Agent

10 salaries

42 open jobs

$57,591

 / yr
Daimler Trucks North America
3.8
Purchasing Agent

10 salaries

3 open jobs

$63,186

 / yr
The Ryland Group
3.6
Purchasing Agent

10 salaries

$59,961

 / yr
US Forest Service
3.8
Purchasing Agent

9 salaries

97 open jobs

$55,001

 / yr
Polaris
3.7
Purchasing Agent

9 salaries

297 open jobs

$66,261

 / yr
Richmond American Homes
3.7
Purchasing Agent

8 salaries

76 open jobs

$59,939

 / yr
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Recent purchasing agent Salaries

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Purchasing Agent

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$21

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Purchasing Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$40,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Purchasing Specialist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$120,000

/yr

$70K | $50K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Purchaser

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$24

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Purchasing Agent

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$85,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Purchasing Agent/Buyer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$25

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Purchasing Agent

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Purchaser

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$41,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Purchasing Coordinator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$21

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Purchasing Agent pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Purchasing Agent is $50,096 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Purchasing Agent salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2071 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Purchasing Agent employees.

The highest salary for a Purchasing Agent in United States is $166,662 per year.

The lowest salary for a Purchasing Agent in United States is $15,058 per year.

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