Entry-Level Buyer Salary

Entry-Level Buyers pull down an average of $50K per year. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $7K, $5K, and $35K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Buyers can bottom out near $33K or top out at around $67K. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Entry-Level Buyers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,455 - $67,847
$36K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,937
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50%
90%

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$13.58 - $23.76
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.82
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$0$67K
Salary $36,455 - $67,847
Bonus $0.00 - $7,244
Profit Sharing $98.81 - $5,036
Commission $608 - $34,521
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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$33,035 - $67,171
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,389
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.58 - $23.76
Hourly Tips $0.73
Overtime $20.14 - $36.16
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,244
Commission $608 - $34,521
Profit Sharing $98.81 - $5,036
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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$33,035 - $67,171
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 854

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Popular Employer Salaries for Buyer


Whole Foods Market, Inc., United Technologies Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Fiber Dynamics Inc., and Target Corporation are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Buyers. Target Corporation offers the largest salaries in town — $89K on average. Other big spenders include Caterpillar, Inc., Ford Motor Company, and CH2M Hill, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Buyers see paychecks nearing $75K, $67K, or $63K.

With a median salary of $33K, Whole Foods Market, Inc. provides Entry-Level Buyers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $42K, limiting employee salary growth. C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Core-Mark International, Inc., and Performance Food Group Corporation are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($37K, $41K, and $43K respectively).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,923

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Buyers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Buyers will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+19 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Columbus (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 11 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (10 percent lower) and Grand Rapids (3 percent lower).

Buyer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Buyer in Baton Rouge:
Ask plenty of questions. Get to become friends with the guys in the shop and learn your material that you are purchasing.

Buyer in Covina:
"Would I have to wear a tie?"
Listen before talking. Try going thru channels 1st. Never give up the ship. Let us talk about raises every 6 months.

Buyer in Meredith:
"I hit the ground running every day. High stress."
Plan your day and start with priority issues first.

Buyer in Toronto:
"My payscale."
Try for tech field rather than tech comm field.

Buyer in New York:
"Be willing to seek and learn all you can in the field."
Finish undergrad college and continue education. It will help you advance in your career. Learn all you can about hospital materials systems. Learn how to maintain contract data. Learn the process of contract LOp. Learn the value of Hospital (Vat) value analysis -product committee.

Buyer in New York:
"Stay Upbeat."
Retail Buying is often riddled with social politics because many people clamour to break into the industry. Asserting your confidence, staying upbeat, and remaining calm in the face of changing priorities will keep people on your side. Even if you are an assistant, you should carry yourself like a leader: Act quickly, but don't rush. Be calm and proactive, don't appear flustered and reactive. And finally, keep gossip to a minimum.

Buyer in Salem:
"Great Company."
Be nice to everyone.

Key Stats for Buyer

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 556 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Buyer Salaries


▲4%

▲4%


▼0%

National Average
$48,000

▼1%




Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼3%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 556 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%
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