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Junior Buyer Salary (United States)

A relatively unseasoned group of workers, somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Junior Buyers report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $40K annually on average. In the world of Junior Buyers, total cash compensation can vary between $28K and $52K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $5K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The greater part enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Junior Buyers make up most of the field at 70 percent. The majority of Junior Buyers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Junior Buyer Salary (?
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$29,830 - $54,364
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MEDIAN: $40,291
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Junior Buyer Salary (?
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$12.19 - $20.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,830 - $54,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,917  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,462  
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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$27,997 - $51,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $20.27  
   
Overtime
$16.28 - $28.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,917  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,462  
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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$27,997 - $51,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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Job Description for Junior Buyer

Junior buyers are responsible for administrative and financial related tasks for their organization. They manage different aspects of supplier products, inspecting quality and arranging shipping costs. They also coordinate company purchases with other departments and authorize use of resources. Junior buyers must maintain accurate records of current and prospect suppliers and their performance, and so they need to possess strong data entry skills.
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Junior Buyer Tasks
  • Advise retail outlets how to price products based on purchase price and market trends.
  • Research suppliers to determine which ones fit company pricing and quality objectives.
  • Assist buyers and managers with writing purchase orders, buying merchandise, and managing inventory.

Common Career Paths for Junior Buyer

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Junior Buyers sometimes assume positions such as Senior Buyers. That role typically pays $64K per year. The most common next step for a Junior Buyer is to become a Buyer or a Industrial Components Buyer. The former position pays an additional $7K per year on average, and the latter position pays $8K more per year.

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Job skills reported by Junior Buyers are limited. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Purchasing, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Order Inventory, Purchasing, and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Junior Buyer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Junior Buyers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $37K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. As Junior Buyers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average sum in this group is $47K. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around a tenth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise roughly one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$38,000
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For those looking to make money, Junior Buyers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are San Diego, Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles, where Junior Buyers annually earn 12 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 3 percent more than the national average.

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Experience Affects Junior Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Junior Buyer Salaries

Data Analysis
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National Average
$38,000
Microsoft Excel
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Purchasing
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%