Associate Buyer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Associate Buyer is $50,415 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Associate Buyer Salary (?
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$35,996 - $68,759
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,415
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Associate Buyer Salary (?
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$11.88 - $27.49
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,996 - $68,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,761  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,665  
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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$33,698 - $71,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 457
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $27.49  
   
Overtime
$0.51 - $43.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,761  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,665  
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).
)
$33,698 - $71,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Job Description for Associate Buyer

An associate buyer is part of the supply chain and logistics department. Their primary responsibility is to purchase a large variety of products and services for the organization, achieving the highest quality at the lowest pricing. An associate buyer is responsible for negotiating deals with suppliers, as well as identifying cost-reduction opportunities, communicating them to management, and working with suppliers to realize those savings. The day-to-day responsibilities of an associate buyer also include analyzing inventory levels and upcoming requirements, choosing suppliers, placing and confirming orders, expediting orders, and ensuring that all orders arrive in a timely manner. Additionally, associate buyers are responsible for resolving past-due invoices, correcting price discrepancies, and handling non-conforming materials and returns to suppliers. They may also be responsible for creating and tracking supplier and material performance metrics and reporting on these metrics monthly.
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Associate Buyer Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Associate Buyer Salaries

Product Development
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Negotiation
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$50,000
Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%