Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salary

The average Produce Buyer in the United States earns approximately $54K per year. The vast majority of Produce Buyers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,630 - $77,053
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,988
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90%

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$10.67 - $17.00
(Median)
$11
$14
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,630 - $77,053  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
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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$28,255 - $80,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $17.00  
   
Overtime
$19.31 - $25.18  
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 - $9,983  
   
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).
)
$28,255 - $80,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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.


For many Produce Buyers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $60K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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