Junior Buyer Salary

Junior Buyers in the United States pull down an average of $42K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Though the majority of Junior Buyers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Female Junior Buyers make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,733 - $55,496
$31K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,907
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$13.22 - $23.34
$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,733 - $55,496  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $4,582  
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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$29,928 - $54,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.22 - $23.34  
   
Overtime
$18.13 - $33.64  
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
$-0.49 - $4,582  
   
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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$29,928 - $54,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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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 who transition into a Senior Buyer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $66K per year. Junior Buyers most often move into positions as Buyers or Industrial Components Buyers; those groups report median salaries that are $6K higher and $6K higher, 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. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Junior Buyer

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


For Junior Buyers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $40K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $41K. Junior Buyers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $42K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Junior Buyer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $47K on average.

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Key Stats for Junior Buyer

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Junior Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$40,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Junior Buyer Salaries

Purchasing
▲6%

Data Analysis
▲4%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▲2%

National Average
$40,000



Negotiation
▼10%

Order Inventory
▼22%

Data Entry
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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