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Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salary

The average Produce Buyer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K annually. Job satisfaction for Produce Buyers is high. Some workers in this field — slightly more than a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$38,541 - $76,026
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,576
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90%

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$10.85 - $19.01
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,541 - $76,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,647  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,750  
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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$27,143 - $79,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $19.01  
   
Overtime
$19.65 - $28.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,647  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,750  
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).
)
$27,143 - $79,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $42K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $53K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Produce Buyers make a median salary of $53K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $61K.

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Experience Affects Produce Buyer (Grocery) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

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: 68% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%