Senior Buyer, Retail Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Buyer, Retail is $63,758 per year.
Senior Buyer, Retail Salary (?
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$39,945 - $109,564
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MEDIAN: $63,758
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Senior Buyer, Retail Salary (?
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$11.84 - $41.22
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,945 - $109,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,306  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $4,932  
Commission
$1,250 - $10,480  
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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$39,584 - $121,541  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 329
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $41.22  
   
Overtime
$13.68 - $38.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,306  
   
Commission
$1,250 - $10,480  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $4,932  
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).
)
$39,584 - $121,541  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Senior Buyer, Retail

Retail stores have a limited space for storage and displays related to the items they carry. This may be especially relevant for department stores and clothing retailers, where there are regular seasonal and style changes that need to be made. The senior retail buyer makes decisions about what items the retail store will buy to sell in its own floor space.The buyer must be aware not only of market trends throughout the industry, but his or her store's brand as well. The buyer typically consults market research data, and they may work with branding managers to ensure that all new merchandise fits with the store and its customers.
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Senior Buyer, Retail Tasks
  • Assess and evaluate industry trends and sales, and provide analytics and forecasts to support decisions.
  • Define requirements and timing for new merchandise purchasing and distribution.
  • Evaluate existing products and customers and seek new merchandise, and negotiate for the best price and quality.
  • Request and evaluate bids, contextualizing products in line with overall brand.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Buyer, Retail

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Experience Affects Senior Buyer, Retail Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$65,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Senior Buyer, Retail Salaries

National Average
$65,000
Inventory Management
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%
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