The average pay for a Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) is $49,254 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) Total Pay (?
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$33,890 - $77,680
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,253
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Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Total Pay (?
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$10.47 - $20.67
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,890 - $77,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,080  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $11,836  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
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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$29,450 - $77,314  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 911
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.47 - $20.67  
   
Overtime
$13.84 - $31.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,080  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $11,836  
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).
)
$29,450 - $77,314  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 911
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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)
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Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Minneapolis
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$46,000
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Experience Affects Wholesale and Retail Buyer, (except Farm Products) Salaries

National Average
$46,000

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

Microsoft Excel
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Negotiation
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Purchasing
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National Average
$46,000
Data Analysis
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Gender
Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 19%
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