Entry-Level Buyers take home an average $49K per year. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Buyers varies from around $32K to approximately $66K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $5K, respectively. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Buyers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Buyers making up 50 percent of survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,300 - $66,887
$35K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,541
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$13.16 - $24.00
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$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,300 - $66,887  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,079  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $4,923  
Commission
$309.13 - $33,935  
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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$32,349 - $66,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,432
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.16 - $24.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.73  
Overtime
$18.70 - $35.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,079  
   
Commission
$309.13 - $33,935  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $4,923  
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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$32,349 - $66,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 852

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Entry-Level Buyers flock to Whole Foods Market, Inc., United Technologies Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Target Corporation, and Core-Mark International, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Target Corporation offers the most; Entry-Level Buyers earn $89K on average there. Other big spenders include Caterpillar, Inc., Ford Motor Company, and Berlin Packaging, LLC, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Buyers see paychecks nearing $75K, $67K, or $62K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Whole Foods Market, Inc. — median pay is $33K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $25K and only reaching $41K. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. ($37K), Core-Mark International, Inc. ($41K), and Performance Food Group Corporation ($43K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,231

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

Surpassing the national average by 34 percent, Entry-Level Buyers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Buyers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+32 percent), Detroit (+27 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Phoenix.

Buyer Advice

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

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

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 Ripon:
"Accounting and Finance."
Understand how your job affects others. Learn basic accounting and finance. Sell yourself well.

Buyer in Eden Prairie:
Do an internship while still in college! Do not graduate and start looking for a job from scratch assuming you can find something as easily as you found any previous part time job.

Buyer in Slidell:
"I Wish I Knew More Drug Names."
Make sure you get paid for what you do. Make sure they do not pay you for what you do not do.

Key Stats for Buyer

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 477 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Buyer Salaries





Procurement
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Vendor Management
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Forecasting
0%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
0%

National Average
$46,000

Microsoft Excel
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Inventory Management
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 477 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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