The average salary for a Junior Buyer is $42,334 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
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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
10%
50%
90%

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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).
)
$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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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

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

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
up arrow 25%

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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