Senior Buyer Salary

A Senior Buyer earns an average salary of $67,189 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$49,380 - $91,378
$49K
$68K
$91K
MEDIAN: $67,604
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50%
90%

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$16.93 - $34.66
$17
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $24.52
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$49,380 - $91,378  
   
Bonus
$196.37 - $10,424  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,059  
Commission
$11,500  
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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$48,070 - $94,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,861
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.93 - $34.66  
   
Overtime
$23.02 - $50.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$196.37 - $10,424  
   
Commission
$11,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,059  
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).
)
$48,070 - $94,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187

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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

  • Identify suppliers, select merchandise and negotiate bills of sale for a business.
  • Inspect deliveries for shipping errors, improper handling, or quality issues.
  • Ensure that orders are delivered on time and at cost.
  • Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Buyer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Buyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 385 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 732 salaries. An experienced Senior Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 933 salaries. A Senior Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 468 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,806

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Key Stats for Senior Buyer

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 297 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Senior Buyer Salaries

▲4%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$68,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries





▲1%

Supply Chain
▼0%

National Average
$68,000

Sourcing
▼1%

Data Analysis
▼1%

▼2%

▼2%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 297 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 8%
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