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Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary (United States)

An Assistant Buyer, Retail earns an average salary of $40,019 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary (?
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$30,172 - $51,306
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,019
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Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary (?
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$10.63 - $17.37
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,172 - $51,306  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,829  
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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$25,425 - $51,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.63 - $17.37  
   
Overtime
$15.63 - $27.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,829  
   
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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$25,425 - $51,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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

Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%