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Average Buyer Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Buyer in Canada is C$53,743.
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C$41k - C$73k
C$480 - C$7k
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C$487 - C$5k
C$0 - C$4k
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C$40k - C$75k
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What Do Buyers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Buyer

3.5 out of 5
The top respondents for the job title Buyer are from the companies Massiv Die Form, Linamar Corporation and ALDO Groupe. Reported salaries are highest at Massiv Die Form where the average pay is C$57,515. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Richelieu Hardware and ALDO Groupe, earning around C$55,740 and C$50,401, respectively. Hydrogenics Corporation pays the lowest at around C$40,976. Linamar Corporation and A. R. Thomson Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$45,509 and C$48,000, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Buyers?

Skills in Procurement, Negotiation and Vendor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sourcing and Inventory Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Buyers?

An entry-level Buyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$46,040 based on 42 salaries. An early career Buyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$50,350 based on 476 salaries. A mid-career Buyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$55,124 based on 442 salaries. An experienced Buyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$58,790 based on 381 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$59,508.
Employees with Buyer in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 12.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (6.1% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (7.1% less), Montréal, Québec (3.7% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

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