Mid-Career Senior Buyer Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Senior Buyers is around $65K per year. Final cash compensation to Mid-Career Senior Buyers varies from around $48K to approximately $89K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $8K, respectively. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Mid-Career Senior Buyers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Mid-Career Senior Buyers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,919 - $85,555
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$86K
MEDIAN: $65,293
10%
50%
90%

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$17.74 - $32.91
(Median)
$18
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,919 - $85,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,949  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $7,647  
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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$48,148 - $89,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.74 - $32.91  
   
Overtime
$21.75 - $50.45  
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
$0.00 - $9,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $7,647  
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).
)
$48,148 - $89,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,739

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Relative to their peers in the rest of the country, professionals in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago (the largest American cities) reap salaries that surpass the national average. Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Portland and Dallas (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Project Management
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Forecasting
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Contract Management
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Contract Negotiation
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Supplier Management
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Negotiation
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Supply Chain
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Procurement
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$66,000

Vendor Management
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Inventory Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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