The average pay for a Junior Buyer is $39,527 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.
Junior Buyer Total Pay (?
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$29,584 - $53,577
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,527
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Junior Buyer Total Pay (?
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$11.96 - $20.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,584 - $53,577  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,839  
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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$27,574 - $52,270  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 485
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $20.30  
   
Overtime
$14.73 - $31.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,839  
   
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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$27,574 - $52,270  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 485
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$37,000
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Experience Affects Junior Buyer Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Junior Buyer Salaries

Procurement
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National Average
$37,000
Microsoft Excel
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Purchasing
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Order Inventory
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
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: 56% employee benefits None: 17%
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