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

A Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) earns an average salary of $49,465 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Salary (?
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$33,292 - $75,395
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,465
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Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Salary (?
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$10.45 - $21.82
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,292 - $75,395  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,883  
Profit Sharing
$389.78 - $11,878  
Commission
$0.00 - $17,250  
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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$28,288 - $74,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 433
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.45 - $21.82  
   
Overtime
$13.56 - $33.21  
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 - $9,883  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $17,250  
Profit Sharing
$389.78 - $11,878  
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).
)
$28,288 - $74,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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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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

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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

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

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Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
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: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%