The average Houston Senior Buyer can expect to rake in roughly $70K annually. Total cash earnings of Houston Senior Buyers range from $49K on the low end to $100K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $16K and $7K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men working as Senior Buyers in Houston, Texas who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $70,450
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$48,052 - $93,730  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,513  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,953  
Total Pay (?
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$49,135 - $99,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$30.02  
   
Overtime
$54.10  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,513  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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).
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$49,135 - $99,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,264,262
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Buyer

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


For many Houston Senior Buyers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $64K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $74K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $76K.

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Experience Affects Senior Buyer Salaries




National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries

Contract Management
up arrow 29%

Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Supply Chain
up arrow 5%

Forecasting
up arrow 5%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Supplier Management
up arrow 4%

Procurement
up arrow 1%

Vendor Management
up arrow 1%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$71,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 2%

Sourcing
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 6%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 7%

Purchasing
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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