Purchasing Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$34,000
$27,000
Min 10%
$34,000
Median 50%
$42,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Newark, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a purchasing assistant make?
The national average salary for a Purchasing Assistant in the United States is $34,089 per year or $16.39 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 15,000. The top 10 percent earn over $42,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $27,000 annually. Professional companies and Construction companies have the most job opportunities for Purchasing Assistants. Alaska, Nevada, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have the highest paying Purchasing Assistant jobs. The typical employment in the position spans 3.0 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Purchaser
$49,712

Average Purchasing Assistant Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Purchasing Assistant in the USA is $34,089 annually or $16.39 hourly. Newark, CA reports the highest annual salary for Purchasing Assistants at 39,081. The average starting salary in Newark, CA for Purchasing Assistants is $23,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Purchasing Assistant salaries are Alaska, Nevada, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Alabama, Minnesota, and Kentucky have the lowest Purchasing Assistant salaries.

Map of Purchasing Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Purchasing Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Purchasing Assistant Salary By Company

Purchasing Assistants can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Most Purchasing Assistant jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. Companies like Binghamton City School District or Neogen will get you the highest pay packages. If you can find a job at a company like Eisenhower Medical Center or Sanford Health, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Purchasing Assistants.

Average Purchasing Assistant Pay By Industry

Purchasing Assistant salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Health Care companies, Utilities companies, and Transportation companies tend to have the highest salaries for Purchasing Assistants. Health Care companies pay their Purchasing Assistants the highest wages, averaging $35,376 per year. Utilities companies and Transportation companies pay well too, at $34,963 and $34,737, respectively. The types of companies that pay Purchasing Assistants the least are in the Retail industry, where the average annual salary is $33,272.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$35,376
$35k
Utilities
Utilities
$34,963
$35k
Transportation
Transportation
$34,737
$35k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$34,115
$34k
Technology
Technology
$33,433
$33k
Retail
Retail
$33,272
$33k

Purchasing Assistant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Purchasing Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
DSA International
Purchasing Assistant-Electronics Manufacturer-LN
04/27/2020
$33,392
Purchasing Assistant
04/13/2020
$31,305
Purchasing Assistant
04/12/2020
$37,450
Purchasing Assistant
04/10/2020
$29,218
Purchasing Assistant
04/02/2020
$40,697
Purchasing Assistant
03/20/2020
$45,000
Neogen Corporation
Purchasing Assistant
03/19/2020
$31,305
Purchasing Assistant
03/18/2020
$33,392
Purchasing Assistant
03/18/2020
$37,566
Purchasing Assistant/Buyer
03/18/2020
$45,000
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