A Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) earns an average salary of $51,053 per year. A skill in Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$36,329 - $88,147
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$88K
MEDIAN: $51,052
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90%

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$11.04 - $23.84
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,329 - $88,147  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$27,158 - $73,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.04 - $23.84  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $31.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$100.67 - $11,920  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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).
)
$27,158 - $73,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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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Experience Affects Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Salaries




National Average
$48,000


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



Merchandising
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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