Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary

Assistant Retail Buyers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Assistant Retail Buyers are female. Job satisfaction for Assistant Retail Buyers is high. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,642 - $51,751
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,875
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90%

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$10.87 - $18.20
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,642 - $51,751  
   
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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$25,668 - $52,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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$25,668 - $52,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 2%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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