Junior Buyer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Junior Buyer is $40,291 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Junior Buyer Salary (?
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$29,830 - $54,364
(Median)
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54K
MEDIAN: $40,291
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Junior Buyer Salary (?
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$12.19 - $20.27
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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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).
)
$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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Pay by Experience Level for Junior Buyer

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 29%
San Diego
up arrow 12%
Dallas
up arrow 6%
Houston
up arrow 5%
Los Angeles
up arrow 3%
Chicago
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National Average
$38,000
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Experience Affects Junior Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Junior Buyer Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%
National Average
$38,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%
Purchasing
up arrow 6%
Order Inventory
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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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%