Entry-Level Senior Buyer Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Senior Buyers sits in the ballpark of $59K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Senior Buyers approaches anywhere from $40K on the lower end to $81K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Senior Buyers. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Senior Buyers (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$43,542 - $79,329

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$12.98 - $30.08

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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$43,542 - $79,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,685  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,068  
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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$39,826 - $80,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 526
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $30.08  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $47.69  
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 - $6,685  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,068  
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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$39,826 - $80,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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"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 Entry-Level Senior Buyer Salaries

Contract Management
up arrow 8%

Project Management
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Contract Negotiation
up arrow 5%

Negotiation
up arrow 5%

Forecasting
up arrow 5%

Supplier Management
up arrow 4%

Supply Chain
up arrow 3%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 3%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 2%

Procurement
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$59,000

Vendor Management
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Inventory Management
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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