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Assistant Buyer, Retail Salary

Those pursuing careers as Assistant Retail Buyers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Assistant Retail Buyers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women account for the majority of Assistant Retail Buyers who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,854 - $52,463
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,042
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$10.91 - $18.07
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,854 - $52,463  
   
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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$25,740 - $53,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $18.07  
   
Overtime
$15.63 - $28.34  
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 - $4,865  
   
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).
)
$25,740 - $53,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 17%
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