Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salary

An average Produce Buyer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $54K per year. The vast majority of Produce Buyers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Produce Buyers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,679 - $76,921
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,418
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$11.56 - $22.47
(Median)
$12
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,679 - $76,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,913  
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$28,520 - $80,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $22.47  
   
Overtime
$22.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$28,520 - $80,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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 Produce Buyers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $55K. Produce Buyers bring in $57K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Produce Buyer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $60K.

Produce Buyer (Grocery) Reviews

What is it like working as a Produce Buyer (Grocery)?

Produce Buyer (Grocery) in San Diego:
"My boss pay me cash, and I don't have benefits, and I move f."
Pros: I love to buy produce, I have 20 years buying produce I know, how buy and sell.
Cons: They pay me cash $600.00 a week cash. I move from San Diego to Fresno. No health insurance. I am having rough time because I can not prove income. They deposit in my own checking account a lot of money for buy.

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Experience Affects Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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