Senior Buyer Salary (United States)

A Senior Buyer earns an average salary of $63,603 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Senior Buyer Total Pay (?
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$46,197 - $86,506
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $63,602
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Senior Buyer Total Pay (?
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$15.91 - $34.87
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$46,197 - $86,506  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,920  
Profit Sharing
$403.23 - $6,430  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,500  
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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$45,502 - $89,671  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,014
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.91 - $34.87  
   
Overtime
$18.74 - $47.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,920  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,500  
Profit Sharing
$403.23 - $6,430  
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).
)
$45,502 - $89,671  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,014
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Job Description for Senior Buyer

The senior buyer is responsible for negotiating long-term and short-term transactions with vendors. This position also plans and incorporates strategic purchasing plans company-wide. The senior buyer is also responsible for collecting and gathering data on potential suppliers and carriers. In addition, they schedule shipping times and manage the requirements of freight travel. They also disperse information about purchasing and sales to the necessary members of production, purchasing, and sales teams. The senior buyer also negotiates the prices for services and/or products.
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Senior Buyer Tasks
  • 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 Senior Buyer

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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San Diego
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Dallas
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Seattle
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Chicago
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Pittsburgh
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National Average
$64,000
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Cleveland
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Experience Affects Senior Buyer Salaries

National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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Supplier Management
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Contract Management
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Project Management
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Supply Chain
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Strategic Planning
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SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
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Procurement
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Negotiation
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Purchasing
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National Average
$64,000
Data Analysis
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Inventory Management
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Vendor Management
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Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%
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