Junior Buyer Salary

The average pay for a Junior Buyer is $41,068 per year. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$30,160 - $54,336
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $41,067
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50%
90%

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$12.13 - $21.02
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
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
$30,160 - $54,336  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,953  
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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$28,259 - $52,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $21.02  
   
Overtime
$16.08 - $30.80  
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 - $4,953  
   
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).
)
$28,259 - $52,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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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 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

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 7%

Negotiation
up arrow 13%

Order Inventory
up arrow 20%

Data Entry
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 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: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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