The average Buyer with Purchasing skills can expect to rake in roughly $50K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Women Buyers with Purchasing skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,632 - $70,890
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,815
10%
50%
90%

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$14.67 - $27.60
(Median)
$15
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
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
$33,632 - $70,890  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,650  
Profit Sharing
$550  
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).
)
$32,711 - $68,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $27.60  
   
Overtime
$24.47  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,650  
   
Profit Sharing
$550  
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).
)
$32,711 - $68,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Pay by Experience Level for Buyer

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


For many Buyers with Purchasing skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $53K.

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Experience Affects Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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