The average salary for an Entry-Level Buyer is AU$63,316 per year.

AU$46,082 - AU$90,272
AU$46K
AU$64K
AU$90K
MEDIAN: AU$64,183
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.40 - AU$38.43
AU$19
AU$23
AU$38
MEDIAN: AU$23.19
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$93K
Salary AU$46,082 - AU$90,272
Bonus AU$489 - AU$14,899
Profit Sharing AU$1,000
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$44,993 - AU$93,182
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 154
Hourly Data AU$0AU$38
Hourly Rate AU$19.40 - AU$38.43
Overtime AU$8.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$93K
Bonus AU$489 - AU$14,899
Commission AU$26,500
Profit Sharing AU$1,000
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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AU$44,993 - AU$93,182
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$65,454

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Buyer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Buyer in Melbourne:
Always plan in advance. Check price in your market. Keep an open mind to change supplier/products, way of working. Adapt yourself to the market and to the customer.

Key Stats for Buyer

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
20%

Skills That Affect Buyer Salaries

▲7%


National Average
AU$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 92%