Senior Buyer Salary in Houston, Texas

The majority of Houston Senior Buyers — slightly less than three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $52K to $98K per year, and the median is $71K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Buyers in Houston approaches anywhere from $52K on the lower end to $98K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up the majority of Senior Buyers in Houston, Texas (61 percent) survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,100 - $93,080
MEDIAN: $70,834

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$53,100 - $93,080  
$0.00 - $14,711  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,691  
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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).
$52,267 - $98,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Senior Buyers in Houston with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $62K, 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. 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 $83K on average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.


39 %
61 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 11%