Earnings for Junior Buyers in the United States come in at around $42K per year on average. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Junior Buyers survey respondents are women (73 percent). Most Junior Buyers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,555 - $55,033
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,334
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50%
90%

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$13.52 - $23.58
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,555 - $55,033  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $4,363  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$29,940 - $53,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $23.58  
   
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 - $4,363  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$29,940 - $53,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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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Junior Buyers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Buyer. The average Senior Buyer brings home $66K per year. Typical career progression for a Junior Buyer involves becoming a Buyer or an Industrial Components Buyer, roles that pay $6K more and $6K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Junior Buyer


Survey results suggest that Junior Buyers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Purchasing, 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. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Junior Buyer

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $41K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $40K. On average, Junior Buyers make $41K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $47K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Junior Buyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
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Experienced
0%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Junior Buyer Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Purchasing
up arrow 3%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Order Inventory
up arrow 22%

Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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