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Junior Buyer Salary

The average pay for a Junior Buyer is $40,967 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$30,235 - $54,564
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,966
10%
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90%

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$12.13 - $20.60
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,235 - $54,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,924  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,890  
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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$28,128 - $52,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $20.60  
   
Overtime
$15.82 - $30.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,924  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,890  
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).
)
$28,128 - $52,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Junior Buyer

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

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Experience Affects Junior Buyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Junior Buyer Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Purchasing
up arrow 6%

Order Inventory
up arrow 20%

Data Entry
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 18%
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