Total annual pay for Buyers with Contract Negotiation skills is approximately $53K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — a little less than one-half on average. Buyers with Contract Negotiation skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+38 percent), New York (+25 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), and Indianapolis (+23 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,941 - $75,292
(Median)
$39K
$55K
$75K
MEDIAN: $54,696
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$14.77 - $27.20
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,941 - $75,292  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,817  
Profit Sharing
$40.85 - $5,383  
Commission
$25,000  
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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$36,792 - $76,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 971
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $27.20  
   
Overtime
$22.14 - $39.85  
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 - $8,817  
   
Commission
$25,000  
Profit Sharing
$40.85 - $5,383  
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).
)
$36,792 - $76,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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Pay by Experience Level for Buyer

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


For Buyers with Contract Negotiation skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $56K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,742

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Experience Affects Buyer Salaries

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National Average
$53,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 204 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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