Buyer, Print Salary

Print Buyers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and roughly three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $55K annually, but may range from $38K to $79K per year. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a majority earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Print Buyers make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,666 - $77,440
MEDIAN: $55,065

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$42,666 - $77,440  
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$37,971 - $78,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Job Description for Buyer, Print

  • Ensure that orders are delivered on time and at cost.
  • Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers.
  • Identify suppliers, select merchandise and negotiate bills of sale for a business.
  • Inspect deliveries for shipping errors, improper handling, or quality issues.

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Pay by Experience Level for

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $54K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Print Buyers see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $56K on average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


70 %
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%