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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. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Assistant Retail Buyers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Assistant Retail Buyers are female. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,975 - $52,189
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,193
10%
50%
90%

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$10.91 - $18.12
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$29,975 - $52,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,941  
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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$25,927 - $53,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $18.12  
   
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 - $4,941  
   
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).
)
$25,927 - $53,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%