The average pay for an Associate Buyer is $52,539 per year. A skill in Merchandising is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,479 - $69,622
(Median)
$38K
$53K
$70K
MEDIAN: $52,539
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90%

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$14.18 - $26.55
(Median)
$14
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,479 - $69,622  
   
Bonus
$4.07 - $9,645  
Profit Sharing
$19.57 - $5,617  
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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$34,679 - $71,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $26.55  
   
Overtime
$14.75 - $35.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$4.07 - $9,645  
   
Profit Sharing
$19.57 - $5,617  
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).
)
$34,679 - $71,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Buyer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,725

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Experience Affects Associate Buyer Salaries



National Average
$52,000


Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Associate Buyer Salaries




Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Vendor Management
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 9%

Order Inventory
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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