Entry-Level Associate Buyer Salary

Entry-Level Associate Buyers take home approximately $52K per year on average. In the world of Entry-Level Associate Buyers, overall income ranges from $36K near the bottom to $70K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Entry-Level Associate Buyers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 68 percent of professionals. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,975 - $68,197
$39K
$52K
$68K
MEDIAN: $51,843
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$14.32 - $21.83
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MEDIAN: $17.98
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$0$69K
Salary $38,975 - $68,197
Bonus $0.36 - $10,256
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $7,748
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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$35,691 - $69,673
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 206
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.32 - $21.83
Overtime $19.63 - $40.19
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $0.36 - $10,256
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $7,748
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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$35,691 - $69,673
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Buyer


Sears Holdings Corporation offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $63K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $35K and $91K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,589

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

For Entry-Level Associate Buyers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Associate Buyers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Associate Buyers is geography, with workers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis (11 percent lower) and Philadelphia (3 percent lower).

Key Stats for Associate Buyer

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Associate Buyer Salaries


Negotiation
▲5%


Product Development
▲4%

Microsoft Excel
▲1%

Vendor Management
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Office
▼6%

Microsoft Outlook
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 10%
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