Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary

Assistant Retail Buyers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Most Assistant Retail Buyers survey respondents are women (76 percent). Job satisfaction for Assistant Retail Buyers is extremely high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,512 - $56,173
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$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,469
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$10.11 - $23.03
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MEDIAN: $15.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,512 - $56,173  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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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$28,588 - $55,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $23.03  
   
Overtime
$21.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$28,588 - $55,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Buyer, Retail


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Assistant Retail Buyers often transition into upper-level roles like Buyer, for which the average compensation is $47K per year.

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Key Stats for Assistant Buyer, Retail

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Assistant Buyer, Retail Salaries

Mid-Career
▲9%

Entry-Level
▲2%

National Average
$39,000

Experienced
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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