Entry-Level Senior Buyer Salary

The average Entry-Level Senior Buyer earns approximately $59K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Senior Buyers can bottom out near $41K or peak near $81K depending on individual performance. Men working as Entry-Level Senior Buyers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Entry-Level Senior Buyers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,963 - $79,583
(Median)
$44K
$59K
$80K
MEDIAN: $59,382
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90%

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$13.27 - $29.94
(Median)
$13
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$43,963 - $79,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,550  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,094  
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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$40,719 - $81,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 599
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.27 - $29.94  
   
Overtime
$21.92 - $46.92  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,550  
   
Commission
$16,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,094  
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).
)
$40,719 - $81,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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!

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Skills That Affect Senior Buyer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Contract Management
up arrow 7%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 6%

Negotiation
up arrow 6%

Forecasting
up arrow 5%

Supplier Management
up arrow 4%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Supply Chain
up arrow 3%

Procurement
up arrow 1%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Vendor Management
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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