Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salary

The average Produce Buyer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K annually. Men account for the majority of Produce Buyers who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,887 - $75,610
$39K
$54K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,059
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$12.08 - $25.83
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MEDIAN: $18.15
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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,887 - $75,610  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,342  
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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$35,074 - $76,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $25.83  
   
Overtime
$23.38  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,342  
   
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).
)
$35,074 - $76,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Produce Buyers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $49K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $51K on average. Produce Buyers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Produce Buyers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
33%
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
▲12%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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