Salary for Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

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Purchasing agents acquire raw goods and semi-finished goods for manufacturing, as well as parts, services, supplies, tools, machinery and equipment for their employers. They attend industry conventions, trade shows, conferences and seminars in order to network with other purchasing department professionals and, in collaboration with pricing departments, seek to obtain the best price possible for their purchases. When supplied goods are defective, purchasing agents handle talks with the relevant merchants to correct the problem. These professionals also discuss contracts and solicit bids from suppliers, and may visit their factories or production locations in order to gain a better understanding of the good being provided. Roughly 85% of purchasing agents have college degrees; several years of experience coupled with strong computer and communication skills may also be required for this position.

A Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Product will normally receive a salary between $39,810 and $112,170 based on the level of education. can get wages of seventy-two thousand three hundred and seventy dollars per annum.

can get the best pay in District of Columbia, which has average wages of approximately $105,020. This group of people have the highest pay levels in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they earn job pay of $86,340.

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Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Public Administration
Finance and Insurance
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Health Care and Social Assistance
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Educational Services
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