An average Entry-Level Senior Buyer can expect to take home roughly $59K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $8K, total cash payment to Entry-Level Senior Buyers can bottom out at $41K or peak near $81K. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Senior Buyers making up 53 percent of survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$43,908 - $78,857
(Median)
$44K
$59K
$79K
MEDIAN: $59,163
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$12.82 - $29.41
(Median)
$13
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,908 - $78,857  
   
Bonus
$9.79 - $8,170  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$41,104 - $81,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $29.41  
   
Overtime
$21.75 - $33.70  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$9.79 - $8,170  
   
Commission
$16,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
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).
)
$41,104 - $81,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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

Contract Management
up arrow 8%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 7%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Forecasting
up arrow 4%

Supply Chain
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

Procurement
up arrow 1%

Supplier Management
up arrow 1%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 1%

Sourcing
0%

National Average
$60,000

Vendor Management
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Inventory Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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