Entry-Level Associate Buyers can expect to earn an average of $51K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Female Entry-Level Associate Buyers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (60 percent) are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,904 - $68,207
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $51,333
10%
50%
90%

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$13.92 - $22.25
(Median)
$14
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,904 - $68,207  
   
Bonus
$0.30 - $8,877  
Profit Sharing
$2,350  
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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$33,646 - $69,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.92 - $22.25  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $41.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.30 - $8,877  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,350  
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).
)
$33,646 - $69,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Although Sears Holdings Corporation hands out the lowest average salary in town at $62K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $35K or as much as $91K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,645

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Associate Buyers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Associate Buyers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent) and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Entry-Level Associate Buyers in Pittsburgh earn salaries far below the national average by 20 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Associate Buyer Salaries


Negotiation
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Product Development
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$51,000

Vendor Management
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Outlook
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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