Junior Buyer Salary

Those pursuing careers as Junior Buyers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $41K per year. Total cash compensation to Junior Buyers bottoms out near $28K and approaches $53K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The majority of Junior Buyers (68 percent) who took the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,126 - $54,375

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$12.17 - $21.00

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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
$30,126 - $54,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,676  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,411  
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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$28,442 - $52,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.17 - $21.00  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $30.87  
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 - $4,676  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,411  
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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$28,442 - $52,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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 pays $65K per year on average. Junior Buyers typically move into roles as Buyers or Industrial Components Buyers, and those positions pay $6K more and $6K more, respectively.

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Junior Buyers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Purchasing 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $41K. For Junior Buyers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. Junior Buyers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Junior Buyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Junior Buyer Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Purchasing
up arrow 6%

Negotiation
up arrow 12%

Order Inventory
up arrow 20%

Data Entry
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%
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