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Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) is $49,488 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Salary (?
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$33,706 - $75,341
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,487
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Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Salary (?
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$10.61 - $21.45
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,706 - $75,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,929  
Profit Sharing
$398.66 - $12,040  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,233  
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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$28,824 - $75,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 506
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.61 - $21.45  
   
Overtime
$13.82 - $32.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,929  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,233  
Profit Sharing
$398.66 - $12,040  
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).
)
$28,824 - $75,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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Job Description for Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products)

Wholesale and retail buyers (except farm products) are responsible for ensuring their company purchases products that help improve sales and drive new traffic to the stores while maintaining their current customer base. They are responsible for developing merchandising guidelines that ensure optimal product turnover, margin, and customer satisfaction. Wholesale and retail buyers should ensure that relevant individuals in their organization have needed product knowledge. They are also responsible for analyzing sales information to determine what need to be purchased, as well as communicate the needs of the business to the management team on a regular basis. In all tasks, buyers must follow organizational rules and strategies. This is generally a full-time position that takes place in an office setting, and it generally requires occasional travel.
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Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Tasks
  • Ensure that orders are delivered on time and at cost.
  • Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers.
  • Identify suppliers, select merchandise and negotiate bills of sale for a business.
  • Inspect deliveries for shipping errors, improper handling, or quality issues.

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Popular Skills for Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products)

Pay by Experience Level for Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$45,000
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Experience Affects Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Salaries

Negotiation
0%
National Average
$45,000
Inventory Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%