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Entry-Level Senior Buyer Salary (United States)

Median pay for Entry-Level Senior Buyers lies in the neighborhood of $60K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Senior Buyers can bottom out near $40K or peak near $82K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Senior Buyers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men working as Entry-Level Senior Buyers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Senior Buyer Salary (?
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.
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$43,668 - $79,901
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,651
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Entry-Level Senior Buyer Salary (?
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$13.41 - $30.61
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,668 - $79,901  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,933  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $5,171  
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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$40,043 - $81,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 410
National Hourly Rate 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.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $30.61  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $48.37  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$966 - $5,171  
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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$40,043 - $81,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Houston
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$60,000
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Entry-Level Senior Buyers in Houston make a little more than the national average; however, regional pay differences are not too considerable. Chicago ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 2 percent below the national average.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Buyer Salaries

Project Management
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Contract Management
up arrow 6%
Contract Negotiation
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Negotiation
up arrow 5%
Supplier Management
up arrow 4%
Strategic Planning
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Forecasting
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Supply Chain
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Data Analysis
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Procurement
0%
National Average
$60,000
Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Inventory Management
up arrow 7%
Vendor Management
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%