The average pay for a Retail Buyer is $55,752 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Retail Buyer Total Pay (?
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$33,255 - $97,259
(Median)
33K
56K
78K
97K
MEDIAN: $55,751
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Retail Buyer Total Pay (?
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$11.47 - $22.00
(Median)
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22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,255 - $97,259  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,331  
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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$29,904 - $111,412  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $22.00  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $30.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,331  
   
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).
)
$29,904 - $111,412  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Job Description for Retail Buyer
  • 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Retail Buyer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Retail Buyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 45%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
Late-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$48,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Retail Buyer Salaries

National Average
$48,000
Merchandising
up arrow 22%
Strategic Planning
up arrow 34%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.
Gender
Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 25%
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