Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Purchasing Agent make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$58,464 / yrTotal Pay
$50,996 / yrBase Pay
$7,468 / yrAdditional Pay

$58,464

 / yr
$39K$88K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Purchasing Agent is $58,464 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $50,996 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 $7,468 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

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Some related job titles are Assistant Buyer Salaries with median pay of $57,249, Buyer Salaries with median pay of $71,245, Contract Specialist Salaries with median pay of $74,031, Procurement Salaries with median pay of $94,287.

Top Paying Companies

For a Purchasing Agent in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Purchasing Agent in United States. Employers include IBM, Beazer Homes and AECOM Tishman.

1
IBM
IBM
$100,939/yr
2
Beazer Homes
$88,549/yr
3
AECOM Tishman
$84,570/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Purchasing Agent in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Purchasing Agent in United States are Telecommunications with a median total pay of $78,904, Real Estate with a median total pay of $77,410, Information Technology with a median total pay of $76,019, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $74,951, and Financial Services with a median total pay of $72,883.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$78,904

    21% Higher than other industries

  • Real EstateReal Estate$77,410

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$76,019

    18% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$74,951

    17% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$72,883

    15% Higher than other industries

Telecommunications

The top paying company in Telecommunications for Purchasing Agent is Verizon.

VerizonVerizon$78,904/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Business?

Jobs in business are in increasing demand, requiring workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and moderate to advanced technical skills, with the use of data often a required job function. To remain competitive, job seekers with little relevant field experience should consider higher degrees or industry-specific certificates to meet evolving requirements.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Purchasing Agent

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$5,026

/hr

$26 | $5K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Purchasing

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Purchasing

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$59,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Purchasing Agent

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$62,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Purchasing Agent

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$7,219

/hr

$19 | $7K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Purchasing Agent/Buyer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$51,500

/yr

$51K | $500

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Purchasing

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$122,000

/yr

$97K | $25K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Purchasing Coordinator

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$60,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Purchasing

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$53,000

/yr

$52K | $1K

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday

Purchasing Agent pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Purchasing Agent is $50,996 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Purchasing Agent salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2916 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Purchasing Agent employees.

The highest salary for a Purchasing Agent in United States is $74,218 per year.

The lowest salary for a Purchasing Agent in United States is $35,040 per year.

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