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Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary (United States)

Assistant Retail Buyers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Retail Buyers. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. The vast majority (84 percent) of Assistant Retail Buyers who took the survey are female. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary (?
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$29,857 - $51,324
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MEDIAN: $40,219
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Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary (?
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$10.69 - $17.76
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,857 - $51,324  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
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 - $52,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.69 - $17.76  
   
Overtime
$15.70 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
   
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 - $52,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 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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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Seattle
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National Average
$36,000
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Assistant Retail Buyers, 26 percent higher than the national average. Assistant Retail Buyers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+17 percent).
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Experience Affects Assistant Buyer, Retail Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%