A Buyer in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average salary of AU$74,115 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$51,186 - AU$122,720
AU$51K
AU$74K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$74,387
10%
50%
90%
AU$21.49 - AU$32.49
AU$23
MEDIAN: AU$23.01
50%
AU$0AU$123K
Salary AU$51,186 - AU$122,720
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$12,234
Profit Sharing AU$0.00
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$49,116 - AU$123,228
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data AU$0AU$32
Hourly Rate AU$23.01
Overtime AU$20.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$123K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$12,234
Profit Sharing AU$0.00
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$49,116 - AU$123,228
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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

Key Stats for Buyer

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Buyer Salaries

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
AU$74,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Buyer Salaries

National Average
AU$74,000

▼2%


Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 97%