Associate Buyer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Associate Buyer is $50,478 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. A skill in Financial Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. 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 Total Pay (?
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$35,737 - $69,132
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MEDIAN: $50,478
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Associate Buyer Total Pay (?
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$11.71 - $25.91
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,737 - $69,132  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,732  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $17,500  
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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$33,101 - $71,196  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 550
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $25.91  
   
Overtime
$4.75 - $41.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,732  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $17,500  
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).
)
$33,101 - $71,196  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 550
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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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Boston
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Experience Affects Associate Buyer Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Associate Buyer Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Product Development
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$50,000
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Gender
Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%
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