Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary

Assistant Retail Buyers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Retail Buyers. The vast majority of Assistant Retail Buyers (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,524 - $51,814

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$10.87 - $18.20

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,524 - $51,814  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
Total Pay (?
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$25,643 - $52,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $18.20  
   
Overtime
$15.56 - $28.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
   
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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$25,643 - $52,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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

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

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Experience Affects Assistant Buyer, Retail Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 19%
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