Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salary

Average Produce Buyers in the United States make around $54K annually. Produce Buyers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. Work is enjoyable for Produce Buyers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$38,916 - $76,793

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$10.85 - $16.73

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,916 - $76,793  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $1,028  
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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$27,852 - $80,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $16.73  
   
Overtime
$18.31 - $24.60  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $1,028  
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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$27,852 - $80,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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 $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $53K. Produce Buyers see a median salary of $57K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $60K.

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Experience Affects Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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