An Assistant Buyer earns an average salary of $40,985 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Assistant Buyer Total Pay (?
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$30,754 - $53,673
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MEDIAN: $40,985
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Assistant Buyer Total Pay (?
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$11.36 - $20.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,754 - $53,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$300.92 - $3,127  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,022  
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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$27,776 - $53,440  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,448
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $20.43  
   
Overtime
$17.21 - $32.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,022  
Profit Sharing
$300.92 - $3,127  
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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$27,776 - $53,440  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,448
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Job Description for Assistant Buyer
An assistant buyer works closely with vendors, maintaining positive relationships while negotiating specs, pricing, and deadlines. They must be able to work independently and prioritize job duties, as well as prepare cost analyses and competitive retail strategies. They must be able to develop sales and profit margin plans, as well as maintain margin and determine turnover objectives.
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Assistant Buyer 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 by Experience Level for Assistant Buyer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Milwaukee
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$40,000
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Experience Affects Assistant Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Buyer Salaries

Merchandising
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Data Analysis
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Inventory Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Vendor Relations
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National Average
$40,000
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 299 votes.
Gender
Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%
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