An Assistant Buyer earns an average salary of $44,226 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
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$32,021 - $59,604
$32K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,225
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50%
90%

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$12.15 - $21.89
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,021 - $59,604  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,165  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,269  
Commission
$500  
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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$30,276 - $58,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 568
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $21.89  
   
Overtime
$17.92 - $38.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,165  
   
Commission
$500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,269  
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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$30,276 - $58,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 220

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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

  • Assist buyers and managers with writing purchase orders, buying merchandise, and managing inventory.
  • Research suppliers to determine which ones fit company pricing and quality objectives.
  • Advise retail outlets how to price products based on purchase price and market trends.

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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

National Average: $42,020

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Assistant Buyer Reviews

What is it like working as an Assistant Buyer?

Assistant Buyer in New York:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: Working with the merchandise, creating vendor relationships, getting experience to become a buyer.
Cons: My boss, doing grunt work, dealing with unpleasant vendors.

Assistant Buyer in San Francisco:
"Great Job."
Pros: I love the company and culture. The North Face has amazing products so its easy to have confidence in there ability to sell.
Cons: Low pay.

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Key Stats for Assistant Buyer

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Assistant Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%



National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Buyer Salaries



Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Vendor Relations
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Purchasing
up arrow 8%


Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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