Entry-Level Senior Buyer Salary

Entry-Level Senior Buyers take home approximately $60K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Senior Buyers varies from around $43K to approximately $82K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $9K and $7K, respectively. Men working as Entry-Level Senior Buyers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$44,625 - $78,966
$45K
$60K
$79K
MEDIAN: $59,743
10%
50%
90%

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$13.31 - $29.58
$13
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $21.50
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,625 - $78,966  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,515  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,195  
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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$43,124 - $81,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.31 - $29.58  
   
Overtime
$22.38 - $44.18  
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
$0.00 - $8,515  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,195  
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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$43,124 - $81,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,936

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Senior Buyers in Dallas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Senior Buyers will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+18 percent), Boston (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Chicago (+7 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
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
41%
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Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲10%

Contract Management
▲9%

Negotiation
▲3%

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 68 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%
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