Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary

Those pursuing careers as Assistant Retail Buyers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Assistant Retail Buyers survey respondents are women (78 percent). A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision plans. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,444 - $73,404
$29K
$40K
$73K
MEDIAN: $40,469
10%
50%
90%

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$10.86 - $20.19
$15
MEDIAN: $15.26
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,444 - $73,404  
   
Bonus
$983  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,720 - $54,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$15.26  
   
Overtime
$16.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$983  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$23,720 - $54,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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Job Description for Assistant Buyer, Retail

An assistant buyer in retail is part of the buying team, which also includes trainee buyers and managerial buyers. Buyers negotiate with suppliers to decide what items should be restocked in a store. This decision is made based on a number of factors, and it can affect the whole industry since it results in certain products trending in the market by simply being in stock.

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Assistant Buyer, Retail Tasks

  • Assist buyers and managers with writing purchase orders, buying merchandise, and managing inventory.
  • Research suppliers to determine which ones fit company pricing and quality objectives.
  • Advise retail outlets how to price products based on purchase price and market trends.

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Many Assistant Retail Buyers advance their careers by becoming Buyers, who report a slightly higher median income of $47K.

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Key Stats for Assistant Buyer, Retail

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
16%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Assistant Buyer, Retail Salaries

Mid-Career
▲4%

Entry-Level
▲1%

National Average
$39,000

Experienced
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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