Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary

Pay for Assistant Retail Buyers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $44K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Retail Buyers making up 75 percent. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,853 - $72,719
$30K
$44K
$73K
MEDIAN: $44,219
10%
50%
90%

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

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$0$72K
Salary $29,853 - $72,719
Bonus $1,250
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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$21,986 - $54,631
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $16.00
Overtime $16.00
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $1,250
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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$21,986 - $54,631
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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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A lot of Assistant Retail Buyers move on to become Buyers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $47K on average.

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Key Stats for Assistant Buyer, Retail

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Assistant Buyer, Retail Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Experienced
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 13%
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