A Senior Buyer earns an average salary of $66,641 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.

$49,151 - $90,280
(Median)
$49K
$67K
$90K
MEDIAN: $66,640
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50%
90%

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$16.47 - $34.74
(Median)
$16
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$49,151 - $90,280  
   
Bonus
$-0.40 - $11,677  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,916  
Commission
$12,000  
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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$47,716 - $93,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,897
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.47 - $34.74  
   
Overtime
$22.63 - $51.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.40 - $11,677  
   
Commission
$12,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,916  
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).
)
$47,716 - $93,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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

National Average: $66,864

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Experience Affects Senior Buyer Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries



Contract Negotiation
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Contract Management
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Supply Chain
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Negotiation
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Data Analysis
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Forecasting
0%

National Average
$67,000

Procurement
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Sourcing
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Vendor Management
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Inventory Management
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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