Entry-Level Associate Buyer Salary

The average Entry-Level Associate Buyer earns approximately $51K per year. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Associate Buyers range from $35K on the low end to $70K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $7K, respectively. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Associate Buyers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Associate Buyers who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,288 - $68,155
$38K
$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $51,424
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$14.29 - $24.37
$14
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,288 - $68,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,953  
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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$34,597 - $69,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $24.37  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,953  
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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$34,597 - $69,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Sears Holdings Corporation offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $63K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $35K to $91K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,075

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Associate Buyers, 39 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Associate Buyers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Associate Buyers is geography, with workers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Minneapolis (10 percent lower) and Philadelphia (2 percent lower).

Key Stats for Associate Buyer

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Associate Buyer Salaries

▲10%

Negotiation
▲6%


Product Development
▲5%

Microsoft Excel
▲2%

Vendor Management
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Office
▼5%

Microsoft Outlook
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%