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Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salary

Median pay for Produce Buyers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $55K annually. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Produce Buyers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$38,783 - $75,892
(Median)
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55K
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MEDIAN: $54,673
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$11.07 - $18.62
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,783 - $75,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,619  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,750  
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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$27,709 - $78,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $18.62  
   
Overtime
$20.30 - $26.44  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,619  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,750  
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).
)
$27,709 - $78,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
United States (change)

Job Description for Produce Buyer (Grocery)

  • Ensure that orders are delivered on time and at cost.
  • Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers.
  • Identify suppliers, select merchandise and negotiate bills of sale for a business.
  • Inspect deliveries for shipping errors, improper handling, or quality issues.

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Pay by Experience Level for Produce Buyer (Grocery)

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


Produce Buyers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $52K. Produce Buyers bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $69K.

Experience Affects Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 19%