A Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) earns an average salary of $50,992 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 employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$35,234 - $78,297
$35K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,992
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50%
90%

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$11.11 - $23.59
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.35
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,234 - $78,297  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $8,443  
Profit Sharing
$600  
Commission
$10,750  
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).
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$27,362 - $73,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $23.59  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $32.51  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$251.68 - $8,443  
   
Commission
$10,750  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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).
)
$27,362 - $73,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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

  • Identify suppliers, select merchandise and negotiate bills of sale for a business.
  • Inspect deliveries for shipping errors, improper handling, or quality issues.
  • Ensure that orders are delivered on time and at cost.
  • Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers.

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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

National Average: $47,500

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Key Stats for Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products)

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Salaries




National Average
$47,000


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



National Average
$47,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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