Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Purchasing Assistant make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$42,287 / yrTotal Pay
$39,774 / yrBase Pay
$2,513 / yrAdditional Pay

$42,287

 / yr
$32K$56K
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The estimated total pay for a Purchasing Assistant is $42,287 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $39,774 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 $2,513 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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Related Job Titles

For Purchasing Assistant

Some related job titles are ASSISTANT PURCHASING MANAGER Salaries with median pay of $73,252, Associate Buyer Salaries with median pay of $70,868, Purchasing Agent Salaries with median pay of $58,453, Purchasing Coordinator Salaries with median pay of $51,589.

Top Paying Companies

For a Purchasing Assistant in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Purchasing Assistant in United States. Employers include Amazon, Boeing and bp.

1
Amazon
Amazon
$65,638/yr
3
bp
$54,789/yr
5
SAIC
$49,754/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Purchasing Assistant in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Purchasing Assistant in United States are Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $58,489, Information Technology with a median total pay of $57,696, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $54,789, Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $46,880, and Manufacturing with a median total pay of $46,529.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$58,489

    21% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$57,696

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$54,789

    15% Higher than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$46,880

    1% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$46,529

    0% Lower than other industries

Aerospace & Defense

The top paying company in Aerospace & Defense for Purchasing Assistant is Boeing.

BoeingBoeing$58,489/yr

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Total Pay

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Purchasing Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$22

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Assistant Purchaser

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$7,030

/hr

$30 | $7K

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Purchasing Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$70,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Purchasing Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Agent Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$321

/hr

$21 | $300

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Purchasing Assistant

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$20

/hr

Submitted 2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Purchasing Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$25

/hr

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Agent Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$21

/hr

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago

Purchasing Assistant pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Purchasing Assistant is $39,774 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Purchasing Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1064 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Purchasing Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Purchasing Assistant in United States is $51,408 per year.

The lowest salary for a Purchasing Assistant in United States is $30,773 per year.

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