Senior Buyer Salary

A Senior Buyer earns an average salary of $64,131 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.

$46,971 - $86,771
(Median)
$47K
$64K
$87K
MEDIAN: $64,131
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50%
90%

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$15.96 - $34.85
(Median)
$16
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$46,971 - $86,771  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,869  
Profit Sharing
$396.22 - $6,953  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,352  
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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$46,059 - $89,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,425
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.96 - $34.85  
   
Overtime
$17.83 - $48.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,869  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,352  
Profit Sharing
$396.22 - $6,953  
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).
)
$46,059 - $89,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 237

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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

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Experience Affects Senior Buyer Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries



Contract Negotiation
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Supplier Management
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Contract Management
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Supply Chain
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Forecasting
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Procurement
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Negotiation
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Vendor Management
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National Average
$65,000

Data Analysis
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 474 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%