Junior Buyer Salary

Junior Buyers in the United States take home approximately $43K per year on average. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Junior Buyers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Junior Buyers (68 percent) who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,794 - $55,678
$31K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $43,037
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$14.01 - $23.88
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$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,794 - $55,678  
   
Bonus
$200.67 - $4,517  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$30,352 - $54,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.01 - $23.88  
   
Overtime
$18.68 - $34.98  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$200.67 - $4,517  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$30,352 - $54,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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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

  • Assist buyers and managers with writing purchase orders, buying merchandise, and managing inventory.
  • Research suppliers to determine which ones fit company pricing and quality objectives.
  • Advise retail outlets how to price products based on purchase price and market trends.

Common Career Paths for Junior Buyer


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Junior Buyers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Buyer. The average Senior Buyer brings home $66K per year. Junior Buyers typically move into roles as Buyers or Industrial Components Buyers, and those positions pay $6K more and $5K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Junior Buyer


Survey results imply that Junior Buyers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Purchasing, Data Analysis, Materials Requirement Planning, and Microsoft Excel 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. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Junior Buyer

Pay by Experience for a Junior Buyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Junior Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 197 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Junior Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Junior Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 19 salaries. A Junior Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Junior Buyer

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Junior Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$41,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Junior Buyer Salaries

Purchasing
▲7%

Data Analysis
▲2%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▼0%

National Average
$41,000



Negotiation
▼12%

Order Inventory
▼23%

Data Entry
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 12%
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