A Senior Buyer earns an average salary of $63,034 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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$45,700 - $84,155
(Median)
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84K
MEDIAN: $63,034
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Senior Buyer Total Pay (?
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$16.20 - $34.15
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,700 - $84,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,575  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,182  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$45,076 - $87,604  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,613
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.20 - $34.15  
   
Overtime
$-0.48 - $47.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,575  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,182  
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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$45,076 - $87,604  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,613
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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
Detroit
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Chicago
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National Average
$64,000
Atlanta
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Cleveland
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Experience Affects Senior Buyer Salaries

National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries

Negotiation
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Procurement
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Supply Chain
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National Average
$64,000
Inventory Management
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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