Senior Buyer Salary in Houston, Texas

Houston Senior Buyers tend to be well-versed in their field, and roughly three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $70K per year, but may range from $53K to $97K per year. Male Senior Buyers in Houston, Texas who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Most Senior Buyers in Houston report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$53,767 - $90,822
MEDIAN: $70,117

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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.
$53,767 - $90,822  
$0.00 - $14,740  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $4,069  
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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).
$53,049 - $96,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Buyer in Houston, Texas

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $62K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $73K. On average, Senior Buyers in Houston make $74K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Senior Buyer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $84K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Buyer in Houston, Texas Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Buyer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Contract Management
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Project Management
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Data Analysis
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Strategic Planning
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SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
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Vendor Management
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Supply Chain
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Contract Negotiation
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Inventory Management
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


38 %
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 10%