Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salary

Pay for Produce Buyers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $54K annually. Although a majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, about a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Men account for the majority of Produce Buyers who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,438 - $77,187
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,845
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$10.77 - $16.85
(Median)
$11
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,438 - $77,187  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,871  
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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$26,859 - $80,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $16.85  
   
Overtime
$19.31 - $25.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,871  
   
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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$26,859 - $80,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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.


Produce Buyers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $53K. Produce Buyers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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 18%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

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
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 21%
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