Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salary

The average Produce Buyer in the United States earns approximately $54K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Produce Buyers who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,208 - $75,203
$39K
$54K
$75K
MEDIAN: $53,681
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$12.16 - $25.64
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$26
MEDIAN: $17.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,208 - $75,203  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,391  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$35,572 - $76,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$23.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,391  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$35,572 - $76,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Produce Buyer (Grocery)

Grocery produce buyers typically negotiate and collaborate with produce suppliers on product promotions, advertisements, and pricing and serve as the primary contact between stores and direct suppliers. They may also identify and determine the best supplies of produce to ensure that quality is maintained at all times.

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Produce Buyer (Grocery) Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Produce Buyer (Grocery)

Pay by Experience for a Produce Buyer (Grocery) has a positive trend. An entry-level Produce Buyer (Grocery) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Produce Buyer (Grocery) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Produce Buyer (Grocery) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 10 salaries. A Produce Buyer (Grocery) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 8 salaries.

Produce Buyer (Grocery) Reviews

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Produce Buyer (Grocery)

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 13%
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