Entry-Level Senior Buyer Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Senior Buyers come in at around $60K annually on average. In the world of Entry-Level Senior Buyers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $43K and $82K. Most Entry-Level Senior Buyers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men working as Entry-Level Senior Buyers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$44,423 - $79,666
$44K
$60K
$80K
MEDIAN: $59,672
10%
50%
90%

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$12.91 - $29.94
$13
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $21.75
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,423 - $79,666  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $8,940  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,450  
Commission
$16,000  
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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$43,244 - $82,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 353
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $29.94  
   
Overtime
$22.19 - $44.04  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$-0.48 - $8,940  
   
Commission
$16,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,450  
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).
)
$43,244 - $82,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,102

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Senior Buyers, working in the bustling city of Dallas has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Senior Buyers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Detroit (+17 percent), Boston (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent).

Senior Buyer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Buyer in Panama City:
`"$Crisis Management."`
The amount of pressure placed on the department to complete tasks that do not fall under the responsibility of procurement. Problem solving and process management issues take up more time than actual job duties, making it hard to meet critical deadlines. Strengthen critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities.

Senior Buyer in Rochester:
`"$Get educated."`
Go for all the experience. Find your mentors and be one. Get your education. A bachelor's or master's degree will be helpful. APICS certification will be useful so take those as electives. Get your six sigma black belt if possible. Get your passport and go live a good life!

Key Stats for Senior Buyer

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
39%
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Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲10%

Contract Management
▲9%

Negotiation
▲2%

Data Analysis
▲2%

Forecasting
▲2%

Strategic Planning
▲2%

▲1%

Supplier Management
▼0%

Sourcing
▼0%

Supply Chain
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Inventory Management
▼3%

Vendor Management
▼6%

Microsoft Excel
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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