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Purchasing Specialist Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$67,757 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Purchasing Specialist is $67,757 a year and $33 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Purchasing Specialist is between $49,354 and $83,062. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • Purchases materials, equipment, supplies, and services of a specialized or complex nature in compliance with purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Designs and implements cost effective strategies related to purchasing in an organization.
  • Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions, evaluates methods for and recommends improvements in processing of purchase requisitions, and monitors change orders.
  • Investigates and develops sources of supplies; issues bid requests, prepares bid specifications, formal bid invitations, or requests for proposals; receives and analyzes bids, quotes, and proposals; selects and awards vendors to procure requisitioned commodities; and administers contracts.
Purchasing Specialist Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

Job family population: 108,140

Estimated population of Purchasing Specialist jobs: 7,269

Rate of error: 1.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


Education data not available for this job


About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Purchasing Specialist Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Purchasing Manager
May 20
Seattle, WA, USA
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: · Develops and recommends to senior management purchasing policies for the division · Manages the purchase of machinery, equipment ...
Purchasing Manager
Jun 6
Shinn Mechanical, Inc
ResponsibilitiesExperience purchasing steel, steel processing, and various other raw materials Strong functional experience purchasing a wide range of commodities, stock purchases, purchase to work ...
Purchasing Lead
Jun 2
Redmond, United States
Denali Advanced Integration, Inc
The Purchasing Manager will perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals and find more profitable suppliers. This position offers competitive ...
Buyer II
Jun 11
Seattle, WA, USA
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Careers Start Here. + Using PeopleSoft software, prepare low dollar purchase orders, verifying product, price, quantity, and ensuring purchase order limits are not exceeded and meet company ...
Aerospace Purchasing Agent
May 22
Auburn, WA, USA
A & G Machine, Inc.
We are looking for an experienced Purchasing Agent who is familiar with aircraft parts and the aerospace industry. Purchasing Agent Job Responsibilities * Accurately write purchase orders * Update ...
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