A Buyer earns an average salary of AU$71,625 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Planning, Contract Negotiation, and Product Development.

AU$48,477 - AU$110,838
AU$48K
AU$72K
AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$71,704
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50%
90%
AU$19.67 - AU$41.22
AU$20
AU$26
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$26.04
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$113K
Salary AU$48,477 - AU$110,838
Bonus AU$485 - AU$15,547
Profit Sharing AU$1,400
Commission AU$26,500
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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AU$47,280 - AU$113,107
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 288
Hourly Data AU$0AU$41
Hourly Rate AU$19.67 - AU$41.22
Overtime AU$20.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$113K
Bonus AU$485 - AU$15,547
Commission AU$26,500
Profit Sharing AU$1,400
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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AU$47,280 - AU$113,107
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Buyer

Buyers, also known as purchasing agents, work in many different fields. Some common businesses that hire buyers are retail stores, grocery stores, car dealerships, and many others. Buyers work is both mentally and physically challenging. Not only do they have to have very extensive knowledge of the business, they also need to know what kind of products need to be bought. Aside from the mental aspect, buyers often have to physically travel to pick up the items they are buying. They usually work indoors although some types of buyers such as car dealerships would have cars outside in the lot to choose from. Buyers often work with public relations or sellers from other companies. Most buyers have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Management, but some have a degree in their field such as Fashion, etc.

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Buyer 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.

Buyer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Buyer

Pay by Experience Level for Buyer

Pay by Experience for a Buyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Buyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$65,000 based on 171 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Buyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$81,000 based on 123 salaries. An experienced Buyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$85,000 based on 72 salaries. A Buyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$76,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$71,460

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Key Stats for Buyer

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Buyer Salaries

▲20%

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
AU$71,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Buyer Salaries




▲4%


National Average
AU$71,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 92%