Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary

The average Assistant Buyer in the United States earns approximately $43K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Retail Buyers making up 79 percent. Assistant Retail Buyers largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,824 - $76,596
$30K
$43K
$77K
MEDIAN: $42,881
10%
50%
90%

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$10.50 - $22.36
$16
MEDIAN: $16.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,824 - $76,596  
   
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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$22,504 - $72,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.00  
   
Overtime
$16.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$22,504 - $72,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Assistant Buyer, Retail Salaries

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Experienced
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 18%
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