Junior Buyer Salary

Junior Buyers in the United States can expect wages of $41K annually on average. Total incomes of Junior Buyers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $29K and $54K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,974 - $55,338
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,481
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90%

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$12.28 - $21.23
(Median)
$12
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,974 - $55,338  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,615  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,111  
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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$28,747 - $53,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $21.23  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $32.39  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,615  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,111  
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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$28,747 - $53,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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 who transition into a Senior Buyer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $65K per year. Typical career progression for a Junior Buyer involves becoming a Buyer or an Industrial Components Buyer, roles that pay $6K more and $6K more on average.

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Junior Buyers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Purchasing, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Order Inventory and Negotiation also typically command lower compensation.

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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $40K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $40K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Junior Buyer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $47K.

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Experience Affects Junior Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Junior Buyer Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000


Purchasing
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Negotiation
up arrow 13%

Order Inventory
up arrow 21%

Data Entry
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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