Entry-Level Associate Buyer Salary

Entry-Level Associate Buyers take home an average $51K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Associate Buyers approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $70K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Entry-Level Associate Buyers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,399 - $68,064
$37K
$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $51,346
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50%
90%

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$14.32 - $24.19
$14
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.93
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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
$37,399 - $68,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$34,273 - $69,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.32 - $24.19  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $40.19  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
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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$34,273 - $69,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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For Entry-Level Associate Buyers, below-average salaries can be found at Sears Holdings Corporation; in fact, average earnings are around $62K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($35K versus $91K) is great.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,113

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, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Associate Buyers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Associate Buyers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Philadelphia (10 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Associate Buyer

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Associate Buyer Salaries

▲10%

Negotiation
▲6%


Product Development
▲5%

Microsoft Excel
▲2%

Vendor Management
▲2%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Office
▼5%

Microsoft Outlook
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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